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. 



Immigration Law : 

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.

Immigration Law : 

DOS Publishes Notice On Schedule Of Fees For Consular Services

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 61 (Thursday, March 29, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 18907-18914]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2012-7569]

Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 61 / Thursday, March 29, 2012 / Rules
and Regulations



22 CFR Parts 22 and 42

[Public Notice 7835]
RIN 1400-AD06

Green Card: 
Immigration Law : 

DOS Publishes Advanced Copy Of Final Rule On Schedule of Fees for Consular Services

This rule adopts as final the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2010 (Public Notice 7068). Specifically, the rule made changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for a number of different fees. This rulemaking adopts as final the changes to these fees.

Please check the attachment to see the consular fees.

Green Card: 

State Dept. Releases Pending Final Rule On L Visas Full Validity


22 CFR Part 41

[Public Notice:]          

Visas: Issuance of Full Validity L Visas to Qualified Applicants

AGENCY:     State Department.

ACTION:       Final Rule.

SUMMARY:This rule permits the issuance of L visas with validity periods based on the visa reciprocity schedule; whereas the current rule limits L visas to the petition validity period, which is determined by the Department of Homeland Security.   

Nonimmigrant Visas: 

DOS Announces Pilot Program On Online US Passport Applications

U.S. Passport Card Online Application Now Available


Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC
January 23, 2012

On January 24, the Department of State’s Office of Passport Services will launch a 90-day pilot program allowing adult U.S. citizens living in the United States and Canada to apply for a passport card online. By applying online, customers will not be required to mail in their current passport book and necessary forms, saving them time and money.

Citizenship and Naturalization: 


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