Change in Reciprocity Fee for UAE Nationals
13 November, 2019
The U.S. Department of State has revised the reciprocity schedule for UAE nationals applying for the F-1/F-2 nonimmigrant (student) visa category. This change will increase the reciprocity fee for the below categories commensurate to those imposed by the Government of UAE on U.S. citizens. This change will come into effect on October 11, 2019.
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For more information on the reciprocity tables please visit https://travel.state.gov.
Information on ESTA for Polish Citizens
7 November, 2019
Polish citizens will have access to ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) and the U.S. Visa Waiver Program beginning on November 11, 2019.
For additional information on the Visa Waiver Program, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visa-waiver-program.html.
Extension of Validity for Venezuelan Passports
12 June, 2019
Supreme Court Order on Presidential Proclamation on Visas (December 4, 2017)
11 December, 2017
On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/presidential-proclamation-archive/2017-12-04-Presidential-Proclamation.html.
New Security Policy
12 July, 2017
Important, Applicant are not allowed to bring bags, laptops, or large electronic devices to the Consular Section at the time of the interview.
Important Information Concerning DS-160 Applications
1 May, 2017
Due to a temporary technical issue, we are not able to transfer DS-160 applications easily from one Consular Section to another. The Consular Section location selected for your interview appointment must match the Consular Section location entered on the DS-160 form. If you wish to schedule your interview in a Consular Section other than the one listed on the DS-160 form, you must complete a new DS-160 form and submit it to the Consular Section where your interview will take place by following these instructions:
- Log on to https://ceac.state.gov/ and complete a NEW DS-160, selecting the correct interview location (Abu Dhabi or Dubai), before appearing for your appointment.
- You do NOT have to pay another MRV fee. The fee you paid when you submitted your first application is still valid for your interview.
- DO NOT REUSE THE BARCODE THAT YOU USED WHEN YOU SUBMITTED YOUR FIRST APPLICATION. You need to create an entirely new DS-160 application for each person in your appointment group.
- After you have completed a new DS-160 application, submit the DS-160 application to the Consular Section where you have scheduled your interview (Abu Dhabi or Dubai). Do this for each member of your appointment group.
- Print the new DS-160 confirmation sheet(s) with the new barcode(s) and bring them to your scheduled interview.
Attention: Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in People's’ Republic of China passports
28 November, 2016
As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.
EVUS enrollment is available at www.EVUS.gov. There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at www.cbp.gov/EVUS.