Birth Tourism Update

Last Updated: January 23, 2020

Effective January 24, the Department is amending its B nonimmigrant visa regulation to address birth tourism.  Under this amended regulation, U.S. consular officers overseas will deny any B visa application from an applicant whom the consular officer has reason to believe is traveling for the primary purpose of giving birth in the United States to obtain U.S. citizenship for their child.  Please visit the Federal Register website for additional information.