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Certain Europeans Revoked of US Visa Waiver Program Privileges

As of January 21, 2016, new visa requirements have been put into effect for certain Europeans with dual citizenship entering the United States. These include Europeans who are dual nationals of Syria, Sudan, Iran, and Iraq, or who have visited any of those countries within the past five years. Currently, there are 38 countries whose.. Read More

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Passport Renewal Applications Expected to Surge in 2016

The U.S. Department of State is expecting a drastic increase in the number of passport renewal applications it receives this year, and as a result has advised travelers whose passports are set to expire in 2016 to renew their passports as soon as possible. Back in 2007, the United States implemented new passport law changes.. Read More

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USCIS Formally Announces New Law Increasing H1B & L1 Visa Fees

On December 18, 2015, President Obama formally signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, which introduced fee increases for certain H-1B and L-1 visa applications. Following the implementation of the new Act, certain H-1B petitioners are required to submit an additional fee of $4,000 with their applications, and certain L-1 petitioners are required to.. Read More

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USCIS Immigration Relief Measures for Applicants Affected by Severe Weather Conditions

Earlier this month, United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced measures to assist people whose applications to USCIS may have been affected by severe weather conditions. USCIS specifically addressed those whose applications may be delayed as a result of the severe weather conditions and flooding in the Southern and Midwestern regions of the United.. Read More

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TSA to stop accepting some states’ drivers licenses in 2018

On January 8, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced new rules regarding airline passengers being able to use their driver’s licenses to fly domestically. Under the new REAL ID Act, travelers in five U.S. states and one U.S. territory will not be able to board their flights with only a driver’s license beginning.. Read More

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United States Tightens Entry Requirements on Foreign Nationals Entering the US

Late December 2015, certain foreign nationals traveling to the United States were denied entry, specifically Indian students entering the U.S. to pursue academic studies. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, Indian students were denied entry by U.S. Immigration authorities even though they were in possession of valid student visas. Several instances of denial have.. Read More