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US Embassy Tripoli, Libya: Consular Section Reopening

Filed August 23, 2012 under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged ,

Old Town, Ghadames, Libya 126496396UPDATE: Please note that nonimmigrant visa services at US Embassy Tripoli have been suspended indefinitely. Please monitor the Embassy’s website for information on resumption of services.

ORIGINAL POST: The US Embassy Tripoli, Libya, has announced that the Consular Section will reopen Monday, August 27, 2012. The Consular Section at the US Embassy Tripoli will offer a full range of services, including nonimmigrant visas for travel to the US and services to American citizens who reside in Libya. more »

US Consulate Dubai: New Visa System for Iranians

Filed August 22, 2012 under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged ,

Dubai Marina 153497101The US Consulate Dubai has a new visa system for Iranian visa applicants who reside in Iran. Since the US Consulate Dubai has limited interviewing capacity for Iranian visa applicants, appointments are not always readily available, although residents of Iran require a visa appointment. more »

US Embassy Bucharest: New Visa Procedures

Filed August 16, 2012 under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged ,

Bran Castle Romania 134021180The US Embassy Bucharest will implement a new visa application and visa appointment procedures on September 13, 2012. Applicants who wish to schedule an appointment between September 10 and September 20, 2012, should start the visa application process as soon as possible. US Embassy Bucharest will issue more details on this procedure in the near future. more »

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Begins Aug 15, 2012

Filed August 6, 2012 under USCIS and DHS , tagged , ,

Statue of Liberty side 148345405The new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be implemented on August 15, 2012. USCIS is now finalizing the process through which certain qualified individuals may request consideration of deferred action. The new DHS Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy will enable certain young people who came to the US as children, and who meet a set of other qualifications, to receive what is known as “deferred action” (relief from deportation) on a case-by-case basis. more »

OPT Filing Deadlines: Procedural Change

Filed July 27, 2012 under USCIS and DHS , tagged , ,

conference 152253487USCIS Service Centers appear to be applying a more restrictive approach to F-1 OPT filing deadlines (Optional Practical Training), creating unexpected OPT denials, according to the AILA Students and Scholars Committee. more »

US Consulate Guadalajara: New Visa Appointments

Filed July 27, 2012 under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged

Tequila Farm Guadalajara Mexico 139717357The US Consulate Guadalajara is immediately reducing wait times for temporary visa applicants by opening tens of thousands of new appointments over the next 2 months. US visa applicants who have previously scheduled appointments may reschedule to an earlier date online at the US Visa Services website or by calling 01-33-4624-0367, or 01-33-4624-1978, or 01-44-9462-8591. more »

US Embassy Paris NIV Appointment System Change

Filed July 20, 2012 under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged ,

Bread, Paris 147709304The Nonimmigrant Visa Section of the US Embassy Paris now requires all temporary visa applicants to fill in Form DS-160 and pay the MRV fee by purchasing a mandat compte PRIOR TO scheduling an appointment at the US Embassy Paris, effective July 29, 2012. more »

E Visa Processing Changes Mexico

Filed June 21, 2012 under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged ,

Palenque Mexico 149817165US consular operations in Mexico rank number four worldwide in E Visa (E-2 Investor Visa and E-1 Trader Visa) issuance. The E Visa program is critical to stimulate foreign direct investment in the US. To more efficiently process visas for E-2 investors and E-1 traders, the US Mission Mexico announces two changes in the application and renewal procedures for the E-2 Investor Visa and E-1 Trader Visa categories. more »

FY2013 H-1B Cap Reached June 11, 2012

Filed June 12, 2012 under H-1B Cap Count , tagged ,

The FY2013 H-1B cap was reached on June 11, 2011, and this will be considered the final receipt date for cap-subject FY2013 H-1B petitions requesting an employment start date between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013. more »

E-2 Investor Visa Opens to Israeli Investors

Filed June 12, 2012 under Legislation, US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged , ,

Rosh HaNikra Grottoes, Israel 149062179On June 11, 2012, President Obama signed bipartisan legislation making Israeli investors eligible for the E-2 Investor Visa. The law adds Israel to a list of 80 countries whose citizens are eligible for the E-2 Investor Visa. The E-2 investor visa allows the US to grant E-2 visas to investors from countries that have treaties with the US. more »

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