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Posts on U.S. visas and travel to the United States.

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It’s time for a Consular Webchat – 29th October 12-1pm

Do you have a question about U.S. Immigrant or Nonimmigrant Visas? Thinking about travelling to the U.S. for the winter holidays? Not sure what visa you need? Planning to immgirate but not sure about the document requirements?  Then join us on Wednesday, October 29th to ask a Consular Officer and let us help you prepare!…

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Monthly Feature – September’s Most Popular Question!

This month, it’s an Immigrant Visa based question! “How long will my immigrant visa be valid for?”   Answer: The immigrant visa is valid for a maximum of 6 months or until your medical report expires, whichever is sooner.  This applies to all applicants, regardless of their age.  Applicants should carefully follow the instructions sent…


Registration period for DV-2016 announced

The online registration for the DV 2016 Program will begin on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and will conclude on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).


Monthly Feature – August’s Most Popular Question!

This month it’s “I came to my appointment and I was asked to submit additional documents.  I’ve sent the documents, but I haven’t received any acknowledgment, and its been longer than 3-5 days, where is my visa?”   Answer:  The Embassy does not routinely acknowledge receipt of documents.  If you were asked to submit some…

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New Fees for Visa Services

Nonimmigrant and immigrant visa application fees for certain visa categories will change on September 12, 2014. All visa applicants must pay the fee amounts in effect on the day they pay, with the exception of Immigrant Visa application processing fees paid to the National Visa Center (NVC), which will be effective as of the date…


Monthly Feature – July’s Most Popular Question!

The most popular question in July was….. Well, we’ve had this one before, but its still popular! I’m not a British Citizen (or I am only visiting the UK), can I still apply for a visa at the Embassy in London? If you are physically present in the United Kingdom, you may apply for a…