Fee adjustment on June 24, 2019 for international students, certain exchange visitors, and Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) schools
18 June, 2019
On May 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to adjust the fees charged to international students, certain exchange visitors, and Student and Exchange Visitor Program-certified (SEVP) schools. At 12 a.m. EDT on June 24, 2019, all students will be required to pay the new and increased fees. For additional information, please visit https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov
Extension of Validity for Venezuelan Passports
12 June, 2019
Revised Reciprocity Schedule for Portugal
17 January, 2019
As of January 16, 2019, the reciprocity schedule for U.S. visas issued to Portuguese citizens was revised. This change will increase the fee and/or decrease validity for the below categories commensurate to those imposed by the Government of Portugal on U.S. citizens. Note the old reciprocity fees and validities are in parentheses.
|F1||$0 ($0)||Multiple||28 Months (60 Months)|
|F2||$0 ($0)||Multiple||28 Months (60 Months)|
|H1B||$0 ($0)||Multiple||28 Months (60 Months)|
|L1||$222 ($0)||Multiple||40 Months (60 Months)|
|L2||$222 ($0)||Multiple||40 Months (60 Months)|
|R1||$222 ($0)||Multiple||40 Months (60 Months)|
|R2||$222 ($0)||Multiple||40 Months (60 Months)|
The Department of State publishes the reciprocity schedule here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country.html.
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.
Time limit for applicants’ admittance into U.S. Embassy - Portugal
29 November, 2016
Please be advised that applicants will only be admitted into the U.S. Embassy 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment – no earlier. Please plan accordingly.
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.