State Department, May 4, 2020
"On June 1, 2020, National Visa Center will no longer accept or respond to inquiries through mail. National Visa Center has modernized the way we pre-process visa applications. This has allowed NVC to streamline services...
DOS, Apr. 27, 2020
"The Department of State is postponing the opening of the Entrant Status Check for the DV-2021 applicants from May 5 to June 6, 2020. The Department’s resources are currently being used in our role in responding to the...
Department of State, Mar. 18, 2020
In response to worldwide challenges related to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Department of State is suspending routine visa services in most countries worldwide. Embassies and consulates in these countries will cancel...
State Department, Mar. 16, 2020
"The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call...
9 FAM 601.14-13 CHECKLIST FOR REVIEWING THE AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT
Documents Required for a Proper Affidavit of Support :
(1) Proper Affidavit of Support:
(a) Form I-864: All pages, completely filled out, in correct...
This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 01/24/2020
"The Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs (“Department”), is amending its regulation governing the issuance of visas in the “B”...
DOS, Jan. 14, 2020
"The Department has received a number of inquiries from adoption service providers (ASPs) to clarify whether non-U.S. citizen prospective adoptive parents (PAPs) living in the United States need an accredited or approved ASP...
Department of State, Oct. 24, 2019
"Public Charge Update
Last Updated: October 24, 2019
Visas: Ineligibility Based on Public Charge Grounds
On October 11, 2019, the Department published an interim final rule that amends 22 CFR 40.41,...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 206 / Thursday, October 24, 2019
"The Department of State (‘‘Department’’) is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 198 / Friday, October 11, 2019
"This final rule amends Department of State (‘‘Department’’) regulations by prescribing how consular officers will determine whether an alien is ineligible for...
"The Department of State (DoS) has recently identified difficulties with its Consolidated Consular Database (CCD) communicating with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s (SEVP) Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)....
"The Department of State is amending its regulations regarding the waiver by joint action of consular and immigration officers of visa and passport requirements for members of foreign armed forces and coast guards. Specifically, the regulation, as...
Administration Revises Policy on False Claims to Citizenship:
In a pair of letters sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in late August and early September, the administration confirmed that individuals charged with making false claims...
DHS Issues New Rules for Transformation to Electronic Form I-94
On March 27, the Department of Homeland Security issued an interim final rule intended to facilitate the transition of Form I-94 from paper to electronic format at air and sea ports of...
U.S.-Russia Adoption Agreement
The Department of State announced on October 16, 2012, that the Agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Regarding Cooperation in Adoption of Children entered into force on November 1...