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Petition To Classify Special Immigrant as an Employee - DOS Notice

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 197 (Thursday, October 11, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61815-61816]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25028]

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8059]

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Petition To Classify Special Immigrant as an Employee or Former Employee of the U.S. Government Abroad

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DOS Releases Instructions For 2014 Diversity Visa Lottery Applications

Online registration for the DV-2014 Program will begin on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and conclude on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).

See the Diversity Visa Program Instructions webpage for the DV 2014 Instructions and any available translations.

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DOS Updates Fee Schedule For Consular Services

  • [Federal Register Volume 77, Number 180 (Monday, September 17, 2012)]
    [Rules and Regulations]
    [Pages 57012-57013]
    From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
    [FR Doc No: 2012-22862]

    DEPARTMENT OF STATE

    [Public Notice: 8026]

    22 CFR Parts 22 and 42

    RIN 1400-AD06

    Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and
    Overseas Embassies and Consulates

    AGENCY: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State.

DOS Announces Historic Visa Agreement Enters Into Force September 9, 2012

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow is pleased to announce that the historic U.S.-Russia visa agreement will enter into effect September 9, 2012. The agreement will facilitate travel and establish stronger ties between Russia and the United States, as it will benefit the largest segment of travelers in both our countries: business travelers and tourists. Starting September 9, Russian and American travelers for business or tourism will be eligible to receive visas valid for multiple entries during a period of 36 months.

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DOS Announces Assistant Sec. Of State for Consular Affairs Has Authority To Waive a Visa Interviews

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 29, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52379-52380]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21326]

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Delegation of Authority No. 344]

Delegation by the Secretary of State to the Assistant Secretary
of State for Consular Affairs the Authority to Determine That it is
Necessary To Waive a Visa Interview as a Result of Unusual or Emergent
Circumstances

Nonimmigrant Visas: 
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Immigration Law : 

DOS Announces Opening Of 2014 Diversity Visa Program Registrations On October 2, 2012

DV 2013 Entrants: Please keep your confirmation number until at least September 2013, even if you are not selected on May 1, 2012. The Department of State may select more DV 2013 entries on October 1, 2012.

DV 2014 Program: Online registration for the DV-2014 Program will begin on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and conclude on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4). Instructions for the DV 2014 Program are not yet available, so please check back later.

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U.S. Department of State Announces Sports Visitor Program for Baseball and Softball Players

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC
August 7, 2012

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today an international sports exchange that will bring 20 athletes and four coaches from the Western Hemisphere to the United States August 9-22, 2012.

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DOS Issues Statement On Confidentiality Of Visa Records

Press Statement

 Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 26, 2012

 

Question: Is the issuance of a waiver during the visa process protected under visa confidentiality as part of the visa process?

Answer: Yes, we maintain waiver requests and decisions as part of our visa records, and visa records are confidential under Section 222(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). For the purposes of INA Section 222(f), a “record” includes information or documents pertaining to an individual visa applicant.

A “record” may consist of:

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DOS Expands Interview Waiver Eligibility For Mexican Non-Immigrant Visa Applicants

Mexico City, June 29, 2012 – Following President Obama’s efforts to promote travel and tourism as important contributions to job creation and economic growth, the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that beginning July 1, 2012, an expanded visa renewal program will allow many more Mexican citizens and residents to renew their nonimmigrant visas without a follow-on interview at the Embassy or a U.S. Consulate.

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Nonimmigrant Visas: 

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