Revised Reciprocity Schedule For Argentina
16 December, 2019
Effective December 30, 2019, the reciprocity schedule for Argentina will be revised for the following nonimmigrant visa categories. This change will adjust the validity and reciprocity fees for the below categories commensurate to those imposed by the Government of Argentina on U.S. citizens. Note the old reciprocity validity in parentheses.
|F1||$315 ($0)||Multiple||60 Months|
|F2||$315 ($0)||Multiple||60 Months|
The reciprocity tables displayed on travel.state.gov will be updated to reflect the changes above.
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.
Effective immediately, the Department of State will require visa interviews for all visa applicants with some exceptions
31 January, 2017
Effective immediately, the Department of State will require visa interviews for all visa applicants with some exceptions:
- Applicants under the age of 14, or over the age of 79;
- Applicants who previously held a visa in the same category that expired less than 12 months prior to the new application;
- Diplomatic and official visa applicants from foreign governments and international organizations (Categories: A-1,A-2,G-1,G-2,G-3,G-4, NATO-1 through -6 and C-2 and C3.
Please note that first-time Argentine and Brazilian applicants ages 14-15 and 66-79 will require a consular visa interview too.
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.