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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DOS Issues List Of Countries With Limited Or No US Visa Services

Overview – What Does this List Provide?

U.S. embassies and consulates are sometimes forced to limit or, at times, suspend visa services because of natural disasters, civil unrest, war, and/or security concerns, among other reasons. The list below notes the U.S. embassies and consulates that currently provide limited visa services, locations where visa services are suspended, and countries that do not have U.S. embassies or consulates.

The list below does not include the following:

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Eligibility to Participate in U.S. Visa Interview Waiver Program Expands in Russia

The U.S. Mission in Russia is pleased to announce an expansion of our current interview waiver program as a part of President Obama’s Executive Order to substantially increase travel and tourism to the United States. Starting immediately, certain applicants who have previously been issued a visa that expired in the past 47 months will be eligible to renew their visa without an interview.

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President Issues Executive Order Setting Visa Processing Goals

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 24, 2012)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 3373-3375]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2012-1568]

Presidential Documents

Federal Register / Vol. 77 , No. 15 / Tuesday, January 24, 2012 / Presidential Documents

Executive Order 13597 of January 19, 2012

Establishing Visa and Foreign Visitor Processing

Goals and the Task Force On Travel and Competitiveness

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