Latvia, Estonia Sign Deals with US on Visa-Free TravelMarch 12, 2008
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Second of two programs on immigration issues in the US examines the rules for seeking permanent residency.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued revised instructions for USCIS Form I-131, Application for Travel Document.
Beginning April 1, 2008, the Office of Children's Issues will assume the handling of all "incoming" cases under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Parental Child Abduction - that is, abductions of children from foreign countries to the United States. Incoming cases were previously handled by the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
Stephen A. “Tony” Edson Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Service
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today a series of proposed rule modifications to provide employers with a streamlined hiring process for temporary and seasonal agricultural workers under the H-2A program.
Washington, DC - Senior Coordinator on Iraqi Refugee Issues Ambassador James Foley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Tony Edson, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Senior Advisor to the Secretary on Iraqi Refugee Issues Lori Scialabba
Effective February 1, 2008, passport applicants who are U.S. citizen minors under the age of 16 must appear personally with both parents, or legal guardians, to establish consent of both parents to issuance of a passport, as well as identity, proof of citizenship, and proof of relationship. Previously this rule applied only to children under the age of 14.
Senior Coordinator on Iraqi Refugee Issues Ambassador James Foley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Tony Edson, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistant Secretary for Policy Stewart Baker will brief the press on developments in the Iraqi refugee and special immigrant visa (SIV) admissions programs.
Effective January 1, 2008, the application fee for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa will increase from $100 to $131.