Effective February 18, 2014, the reciprocity schedule for Chinese nationals is revised for the A-2, C- 3, and G-2 nonimmigrant visa (NIV) categories. All other visa validities for nationals of China will remain unchanged.
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Effective February 11, 2014 The Department authorizes a reduction in reciprocity for business and tourist visa categories for Mauritanian visa applicants.
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What the Visa Expiration Date Means
Q: When using the new visa appointment site, what should my client list in the mandatory field that asks for the "Request Number"?
A: When a visa applicant sets up a user account in the appointment system, an 8-digit identifying number is assigned to the applicant. When logged into the appointment system, this "Request Number" appears in white against a red background in the upper right hand corner of the screen in parentheses after the applicant's e-mail address:
Mexico, D.F., June 20, 2012 - U.S. consular operations in Mexico rank number four worldwide in issuance of Investor and Treaty Trader visas. This is a critical program to stimulate foreign direct investment in the United States. To more efficiently process visas for investors and traders, the U.S. Mission in Mexico announces two changes in the procedures for applying for and renewing Treaty Trader (E-1) and Treaty Investor (E-2) visas.
The U.S. State Department is launching a pilot program to pre-screen E-1/E-2 visa applicants at consular posts in Canada. Kentucky Consular Center officials will contact the E-1/E-2 applicant's U.S. employer to verify information about the application, including the legitimacy of the company and the investment. This prescreening aims to assist consular officers to focus on the individual applicant's qualifications. The State Department hopes to implement the pilot around the world at consular posts that process E visa applications.