State Dept. Announces Blanket L Visa Processing Moves To The US Consulate General In Chennai

Blanket L Visa processing to move to the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai on December 1, 2011.

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai will become the sole acceptance center in India for all applications for intra-company transfers under the blanket L category as of December 1, 2011.  The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and U.S. Consulates in Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad will no longer accept or process applications for this visa category.  The blanket L category includes specialized knowledge professionals, executives and managers.

Nonimmigrant Visas: 

State Dept. Publishes Notice on 2013 Diversity Visa Lottery

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 194 (Thursday, October 6, 2011)]
[Pages 62134-62141]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2011-25900]



[Public Notice: 7637]

Bureau of Consular Affairs; Registration for the Diversity Immigrant (DV-2013) Visa Program

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.


Green Card: 

DOS Publishes Instructions For 2013 Diversity Visa Lottery

State Dept. instructions for the year 2013 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. This year, natives from South Sudan and Poland are eligible, while Bangladesh natives are ineligible. Entries for the DV-2013 program must be submitted electronically between 10/4/11 and 11/5/11.

Green Card: 

The Agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Regarding Cooperation in Adoption of Children

Fact Sheet and QA


The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State announced on, July 13, 2011, that Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov signed a bilateral adoptions agreement that will strengthen procedural safeguards in adoptions between our countries.



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