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Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard to Review Refugee Resettlement Programs in Ohio and Pennsylvania

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC
June 26, 2012

Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard will travel from June 26-29, 2012, to Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to meet with resettled refugees, local and state government officials, resettlement agencies and other community members involved in the resettlement of refugees.

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DOS Issues Cable With Guidance On B-1 In Lieu Of H1-B And H3 Visas

The guidance for issuing B-1 visas in lieu of H is currently under review bur remains in effect until further notice. In order to avoid delays at the port of entry, consular officers are to annotate the B-1 visa with “B in lieu of H, 9 FAM 41.31 N11.”

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DOS Announces Cut-Off Date for EB-2 Worldwide, Mexico and the Philippines

The Department of State recently posted its July Visa Bulletin indicating that the cut-off date for EB-2 Worldwide, Mexico and the Philippines has regressed to Jan. 1, 2009. The June cut-off date for EB-2 Worldwide, Mexico and the Philippines is "C" for "current." This means that a cut-off date is not specified for these categories through the end of the month.

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"Lab to Market" Seminars to Encourage Fulbright Foreign Students to Address Global Challenges

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) will host the first of two "From Lab to Market" Enrichment Seminars for Fulbright foreign students in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 15-19. The seminar will bring together 66 Fulbrighters from 45 countries who are pursuing graduate studies in science and technology fields at American colleges and universities, and will focus on how public health advances can be translated into accessible, global technologies.

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State Department Processing Visas from Brazil and China at Record Pace

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 18, 2012
  

Earlier this year, President Obama called for a national strategy to make the United States the world’s top travel and tourism destination, generating jobs and revitalizing our economy. The Department of State is well on the way to meeting the President’s goals of increasing visitor visa processing capacity in China and Brazil by 40 percent in 2012.

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State Dept. Reminder on Fees for Visa Services

DOS reminder that nonimmigrant and immigrant visa application fees will change on April 13, 2012. The fees for most nonimmigrant visa applications and Border Crossing Cards will increase, while all immigrant visa application fees will decrease. All visa applicants must pay the fee amounts in effect on the day they pay, including immigrant visa applicants who pay fees to the National Visa Center (NVC).

Please click here to view State Dept. notice on Fees for Visa Services. 

 

 

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DOS Announcemes Ten-Year Visa Validity for Colombians Visiting the United States

Fact Sheet

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC
April 15, 2012  

The State Department is pleased to announce an increase in the validity of visas for Colombians traveling on a temporary basis to the United States from five years to ten years. This means that most Colombian applicants who qualify for a B-category non-immigrant visa may be issued a 120-month, multiple-entry visa.

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