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New Address for US Embassy in London

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, the new US Embassy in London will be operational for all US visa, consular,  and US citizen services. The new address is: 33 Nine Elms Lane, London SW11 7US.  Any appointments already scheduled will be held at the new address.… Continue Reading

State Department Diversity Visa Lottery Begins October 1

The State Department has announced the registration period for the Congressionally mandated 2016 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery. The DV lottery allows nationals from certain countries to apply for immigrant visas (“green cards”) outside of the normal immigrant visa process. Individuals already being sponsored for immigrant visas by family members or employers may participate as well. … Continue Reading

Many Visa Renewal Applicants in Mexico Now Exempt from Interview

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City has announced that, as of July 1, 2012, individuals seeking to renew their visas at the embassy and consulates in Mexico no longer must attend a visa interview appointment, as long as their current visas are still valid or expired within the past 48 months. Previously, only those whose … Continue Reading

First Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year Shows Long Waits for Green Cards

On September 10, 2009, the U.S. Department of State released the October 2009 Visa Bulletin.  As anticipated, the news is not good.  Waiting lists for Indian and Chinese nationals whose U.S. employers have sponsored them for positions that require advanced degrees are backed up to early 2005.  For positions that require at least a bachelor’s … Continue Reading

U.S. Immigration Law Governs Northern Mariana Islands as of November 28, 2009

Under the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008, U.S. immigration law will extend to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a chain of 14 Pacific islands located near Guam, beginning on November 28, 2009.  Inspection and admission of travelers to the CNMI will change, and authorized stays under the Visa Waiver Program in … Continue Reading

Visa Waiver/ESTA Questions and Answers

Qualifying foreign nationals planning to visit the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must now register under the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before traveling to the United States without a visa.  ESTA is designed to identify those individuals who may be a security or law enforcement risk.  The application takes only … Continue Reading
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