Proposal to Change Some Fees for Consular ServicesFebruary 9, 2010
On February 9, 2010, the Department of State announced a proposed rule to change the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services.READ MORE
On November 2, the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC), published a Final Rule in the Federal Register, titled Medical Examination of Aliens - Removal of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection from Definition of Communicable Disease of Public Health Significance (HIV Final Rule).
On December 14, 2009, the Department of State Press Release announced a Federal Register proposed rule to increase the nonimmigrant visa application fee, also called Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fee, and Border Crossing Card (BCC) fee.
On December 14, 2009, the Department of State published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to increase the nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, also called the Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fee, and Border Crossing Card (BCC) fees. The proposed rule also establishes a tiered structure with separate fees for different visa categories.
The registration period for the United States Diversity Visa (DV-2011) Lottery begins October 2, 2009 at noon (EDT) and continues until November 30, 2009 at noon (EST).
Effective July 1, 2009, all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) emergency or temporary passports must be electronic passports (e-Passports) to be eligible for travel to the United States without a visa, under the VWP.
The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (WWTVPRA) of 2008 was signed into law on December 23, 2008, by the President.
On March 20, 2009, President Obama signed into law HR 1127, a bill to extend certain immigration programs.
United States law authorizing nonminister special immigrant religious worker program expired on March 6, 2009.
On October 17, President Bush announced the imminent expansion of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to include the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, the Republic of Korea and the Slovak Republic.