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  • Notice from Mumbai India Consulate to Immigrant Visa Applicants(792 KB - 12/26/2013)
    A Mumbai, India Consulate notice that effective 12/23/13, all immigrant visa applicants must complete the DS-260 online immigrant visa application and schedule an appointment at the Visa Application Center for fingerprinting and photographs prior to their Embassy or Consulate appointment.
    AILA Doc. No. 13122603.
  • 2013 Visa Reciprocity Changes (12/19/2013)
    DOS updates to the visa reciprocity tables for 2013.
    AILA Doc. No. 13011043.
  • DOS Alert: Updated Contact Information for Student/Exchange Visitor Inquiries (11/22/2013)
    AILA Students and Scholars Committee provides an e-mail with updated contact information, noting the elimination of public inquiry e-mail box for student and exchange visitor queries.
    AILA Doc. No. 13112256.
  • DOS Cable that DS-160 Now Mandatory(491 KB - 10/9/2013)
    A 10/19/13 DOS cable describing the timeline for deployment of DS-160 and providing guidance to posts on the mandatory worldwide use of DS-160 for new K visa cases. Cable includes exceptions to the mandatory use of the DS-160.
    AILA Doc. No. 13100941.
  • DOS Updates 9 FAM 40.63 Notes(578 KB - 10/7/2013)
    DOS 9/26/13 update to 9 Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) 40.63 notes on the application of INA 212(a)(6)(C)(I).
    AILA Doc. No. 13100744.
  • DOS Cable on Revised Reciprocity Schedule for Chinese Nonimmigrants(490 KB - 9/30/2013)
    A 9/30/13 DOS cable, effective 10/4/13, with a revised reciprocity schedule for Chinese nationals, with revisions to the C-1, C-1/D, and D nonimmigrant visa categories. All other visa validities for nationals from China will remain unchanged.
    AILA Doc. No. 13093061.
  • DOS Cable with Revised Reciprocity Schedule for Turkmenistan(459 KB - 9/23/2013)
    A 9/23/13 DOS cable with a revised nonimmigrant reciprocity fee schedule for Turkmenistan, effective 9/5/13.
    AILA Doc. No. 13092345.
  • DOS Cable with Revised Reciprocity Schedule for Armenia(489 KB - 9/23/2013)
    A 9/23/13 DOS cable with a revised nonimmigrant reciprocity fee schedule for Armenia, effective 9/19/13.
    AILA Doc. No. 13092344.
  • DOS Cable on 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program(497 KB - 9/18/2013)
    A 9/18/13 DOS cable on the 2015 Diversity Visa program. Electronic registration will begin 10/1/13 and Nigeria is no longer an eligible country.
    AILA Doc. No. 13091854.
  • DOS Instructions for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program(767 KB - 9/16/2013)
    DOS instructions for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, including eligibility requirements, instructions for completing the electronic entry form, and FAQs.
    AILA Doc. No. 13091640.
  • DOS Cable on Deployment of DS-260 Worldwide(495 KB - 9/4/2013)
    A 9/4/13 DOS cable titled “DS-260 Worldwide Deployment” with a timeline for deployment of the electronic DS-260/DS-261 and guidance for posts.
    AILA Doc. No. 13090441.
  • DOS FAQs on DS-260, Immigrant Visa Electronic Application(634 KB - 9/3/2013)
    DOS FAQs on the DS-260 form, the online application for immigrant visa applicants.
    AILA Doc. No. 13090361.
  • DOS Cable with Supplemental Guidance for Processing I-601A Provisional Waivers(493 KB - 8/26/2013)
    A 8/26/13 DOS cable titled “Supplemental Guidance for Processing I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers” outlining information and guidance for consular officers with both USCIS and NVC procedures regarding the I-601A process.
    AILA Doc. No. 13082640.
  • DOS Cable with Post-DOMA Guidance(495 KB - 8/2/2013)
    A 8/2/13 DOS cable titled “Next Steps on DOMA – Guidance for Posts,” with new nonimmigrant and immigrant visa policies for same-sex spouses and their children after the Supreme Court held Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
    AILA Doc. No. 13080252.
  • DOS FAQs on DOMA(505 KB - 8/2/2013)
    DOS FAQs on U.S. visas for same-sex spouses after the Supreme Court found section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, including information on civil unions or domestic partnerships, nonimmigrant visas, and immigrant visas.
    AILA Doc. No. 13080242.
  • DOS Cable with Revised Reciprocity Schedule for Kazakhstan(489 KB - 8/1/2013)
    A July 2013 DOS cable with a revised reciprocity schedule for Kazakhstan, effective 8/1/13.
    AILA Doc. No. 13080143.
  • DOS Cable Clarifying L Fees and Reciprocity Fees(488 KB - 7/31/2013)
    A 7/31/13 DOS cable clarifying how reciprocity fees are affected when consular officers collect anti-fraud fees and border security fees.
    AILA Doc. No. 13073149.
  • DOS Cable Revising Reciprocity Schedule for Cuba(488 KB - 7/31/2013)
    A July 2013 DOS cable revising the reciprocity schedule for Cuba for the B-2 nonimmigrant visa category, changing the validity period to 60 months from six months. This change is effective as of 8/1/13.
    AILA Doc. No. 13073146.
  • DOS Cable on T and U Visa Changes(537 KB - 7/3/2013)
    A June 2013 DOS cable notes recent changes to T and U visas, including expanded eligibility for certain extended family members of the principal applicant for the T visa and age-out protections for U visa derivatives.
    AILA Doc. No. 13070340.
  • DOS Removes Update to FAM Notes on False Claims to U.S. Citizenship (Updated 5/17/13)(3380 KB - 5/17/2013)
    Transmittal removing the 3/12/13 update to 9 FAM 40.63 Notes, which clarified various issues and provided that a minor who makes a false claim to U.S. citizenship is not inadmissible under INA 212(a)(6)(C)(ii) if he or she lacked the legal capacity to make the claim.
    AILA Doc. No. 13032641.
  • DOS Cable on Application of Lujan-Armendariz to Applicants Who Enter at 9th Circuit POE(479 KB - 1/22/2013)
    A 12/30/02 DOS cable stating that Lujan-Armendariz should apply to expunged first-time simple drug possession conviction, if the applicant intends to enter the U.S. at a port of entry within the 9th circuit.
    AILA Doc. No. 13012240.
  • 2012 Visa Reciprocity Changes (1/2/2013)
    DOS updates to the visa reciprocity tables for 2012.
    AILA Doc. No. 12041362.
 
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