On May 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) updated four provisions of the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) relating to E visas. The updates relate to E-2 substantiality; E

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Due to the suspension of immigrant visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow in April 2021, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) formally designated Russian nationals as homeless nationals

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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) plans to test a program that would permit H- and L-visa holders to renew their visa stamps from within the United States, rather than

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USCIS has issued a Proposed Rule to increase filing fees for many visa applications, with the majority being employment-based. USCIS will host a public engagement session to discuss the proposed rule on Jan. 11, 2023.
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On Dec. 23, 2022, the U.S. Department of State announced an extension of interview waivers for certain nonimmigrant visas, and their qualifying derivatives, through Dec. 31, 2023.

Consular officers are

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