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US Consulate Chennai: No More Immigrant Visa Processing

Filed January 5, 2012 in Green Cards, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged , , ,

US Secretary of State Clinton, Chennai ConsulateThe US Consulate Chennai will no longer process Immigrant Visa petitions (for the Green Card) as of January 01, 2012. The US Embassy New Delhi and US Consulate Mumbai will become the only acceptance centers in India for Immigrant Visas. more »

US Consulate Chennai Ends IV Processing

Filed January 5, 2012 under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged ,

Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai, India 115952815The US Consulate Chennai will no longer process Immigrant Visa petitions (for the Green Card) as of January 01, 2012. The US Embassy New Delhi and US Consulate Mumbai will become the only acceptance centers in India for IV processing. An Immigrant Visa (IV) allows an individual to live and work in the US permanently, and provides an opportunity to obtain US Citizenship. more »

E Visa Italy: Processing Moved from Milan to Rome

Filed November 30, 2011 in Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged , ,

Pantheon RomeEffective December 01, 2011, all E visa applications will be processed at the US Embassy Rome rather than at the US Consulate Milan. Therefore, all new E Visa applications submitted after December 01, 2011, should be sent to the E Visa Section at the US Embassy Rome in accordance with the directions on the US Embassy Rome web site. more »

Russia-US Visa Agreement Update

Filed November 19, 2011 in Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged

Museum, Russia 99766984Secretary of State Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov exchanged diplomatic notes during their November 19, 2011, meeting in Bali, Indonesea, on the new Russia-US visa agreement which was announced July 13, 2011. This exchange of notes advances the Russia-US visa agreement one step closer to entry into force. more »

DOS Halts Student Visa Issuance

Filed November 18, 2011 in Temporary Visas, under DoS and Visa Office, US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged ,

graduates 90840894Effective immediately (November 14, 2011), the Department of State (DOS) has temporarily halted student visa issuance (F visas, M visas and J visas) at all US Embassies and Consulates around the world. 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). DOS discovered this issue November 14, 2011. more »

US Consulate Mumbai Moves to New Bandra Kurla Facility

Filed November 2, 2011 in Green Cards, Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged ,

University of Mumbai, India 148292760The US Consulate Mumbai moves in November 2011 from Lincoln House in Breach Candy and the American Center in Churchgate to its new facility in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). The new US Consulate Mumbai at BKC reflects the expansion in US-India relations, and features expanded space for consulate operations. The number of interview windows for services to visa applicants and US citizens will increase significantly, from 13 to 44. more »

Same-Sex Partners, Cohabitating Partners, B-2 Visa: USCIS Memo

Brooklyn Bridge, NYCOn August 17, 2011, USCIS issued a Policy Memorandum regarding B-2 Visa Status changes and extensions for cohabitating partners, including same-sex partners and same-sex spouses, and other nonimmigrant household members, along with related revisions to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM). more »

I-130 Relative Petition Filing Procedure Change

Midtown Manhattan window view, NYC iStock_000003591649XSmall.jpgEffective August 15, 2011, the I-130 filing procedure and I-360 filing procedure in US consulates around the world will change.  As of that time, US consular officers may no longer adjudicate I-130 Relative Petitions (for spouses, children, parents, other qualifying relatives) or I-360 Widow (er) petitions filed by qualifying US citizens or US Legal Permanent Residents (LPR, or green card holders). more »

US Embassy Cairo Resumes Visa Services

Filed April 3, 2011 in Green Cards, Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged

Camelback at the Pyramids in Giza, Egypt medwt31062The US Embassy Cairo resumes visa services, both for nonimmigrant visas (NIV) and immigrant visas (IV) on April 10, 2011. Both nonimmigrant visa applicants and immigrant visa applicants whose appointments were canceled will be contacted for rescheduling of their appointments. more »

American Institute Taiwan (AIT) Visa Services Closed

Filed March 18, 2011 in Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged

Red lanterns, Temple roof, Taiwan, 122981518As of March 18, 2011, the American Institute Taiwan (AIT) will temporarily close for routine US visa services to provide support in assisting American citizens evacuating from Japan due to the recent earthquake. This closure will remain effective until further notice on the American Institute Taiwan website. The American Institute Taiwan will continue to provide American Citizen Services during this period. more »

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