Immigration Law

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Narrow FOIA Victory Against DOS in D.C.
Posted on 25 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Section 1202(f) cannot be extended to cover materials unrelated to a visa issuance or denial simply because those documents are contained in a database among other documents that may pertain to visa issuances and denials. ... Here, the Department... Read More

Tags: dos , FOIA , visa , database

DOS Interim Final Rule: Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates - Visa and Citizenship Services Fee Changes
Posted on 28 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of State amends the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for certain nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, certain immigrant visa application processing and special visa services fees, and certain citizenship... Read More

Parallel Proposed Rules from DOS, CBP re Waiver of Passport, Visa Requirments
Posted on 8 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - "This rule proposes to reinstate a 1996 amendment to a regulation in title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations regarding a discretionary waiver of certain documentary requirements for... Read More

Advance Copy of DOS Interim Final Rule: Visa and Citizenship Services Fee Changes
Posted on 27 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of State amends the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for certain nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, certain immigrant visa application processing and special visa services fees, and certain citizenship... Read More

DOS Final Rule: Visa Fee Change
Posted on 31 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of State amends the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for visa fees. More specifically, the rule amends the Border Crossing Card fee paid by a Mexican citizen under age 15 whose parent or guardian has applied or is... Read More

Tags: dos , fees , visa , final rule

AACRAO Urges Resistance to DOS Data Collection from Visa Applicants
Posted on 17 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[From an email dated May 16, 2017 from AACRAO ] "Colleagues, We would like to draw your attention to the Notice of Information Collection under OMB Emergency Review: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants (DS-5535), published at 82 Federal... Read More

Aug. 19, 2016 DOS Cable: New Gonorrhea Testing Requirements for Visa Applicants
Posted on 24 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

UNCLASSIFIED 16 STATE 93130 - AUG 19, 2016 - "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its Technical Instructions for Gonorrhea for Panel Physicians: http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/panel/technicalinstructions... Read More

DOS Afghan SIV Program Update: Oct. 27, 2014
Posted on 28 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Afghan SIV Program Update OCTOBER 27, 2014 "The Department of State’s authority to issue Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) to Afghan nationals under section 602(b) of the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009, as amended, was extended. 1... Read More

Tags: siv , dos , afghan , visa , special