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.

Class Reciprocity Fee Applications Validity
F1 $0 Multiple 22 Months
F1 $315 ($0) Multiple 60 Months
F2 $0 Multiple 22 Months
F2 $315 ($0) Multiple 60 Months

The reciprocity tables displayed on will be updated to reflect the changes above.

Extension of Validity for Venezuelan Passports

12 June, 2019

As of June 7, 2019 the Department of State recognizes that previously issued Venezuelan passports and “prorrogas” have been extended by decree of interim Venezuelan President Guaido for an additional five years past their printed date of expiration. Passports rendered valid by this decree will be accepted for visa and other consular services.

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:

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 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


EVUS登记网站为。目前EVUS登记不收费。在实施收费规定之前,旅客可免费进行登记。美国国土安全部海关和边境保护局(CBP)将通过网站 向签证持有人公布最新信息。