Archive for the ‘Traveling to U.S.’ Category

New Travel Ban Announcement

3/7/2017 Written by SRW Lawyers

A new travel ban has been announced. The focus is to be on nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. According to AILA (AILA Doc. No. 17030601), the announcement reads: “For the next 90 days, foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen who are outside the United States on the [...]Read More >

The United States and China To Extend Visas for Short-term Business Travelers, Tourists, and Students

11/11/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

The Department of State recently announced that it has extended visa validity periods for Chinese citizens visiting the U.S. under certain visa classifications. Chinese applicants for a B-category non-immigrant visa may now be issued multiple-entry visas for up to 10 years for business and travel. Qualified Chinese students and exchange visitors who qualify for F, [...]Read More >

Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System

11/10/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

Under the government’s new I-94 record keeping system, individuals who enter the U.S. under TN visa status will receive a stamp in their passport reflecting their TN status and admission period, rather than a paper I-94 record. For more information, please refer to Brian Zuccaro’s TN Visa blog, located here.Read More >

New DOS Fees

9/3/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

Item No. Proposed Fee Current Fee Change in Fee PASSPORT AND CITIZENSHIP SERVICES 8. Administrative Processing of Formal Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship  $2,350  $450  $1,900 NONIMMIGRANT VISA SERVICES 21. Nonimmigrant Visa Application and Border Crossing Card Processing Fees(per person): (c) E category nonimmigrant visa $205 $270 ($65) (d) K category nonimmigrant visa $265 $240 $25 [...]Read More >

Good News from Department of State: Visa Issuances Back on Track

8/14/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

The Department of State (DOS) recently underwent some technical problems that caused DOS’ global database, called the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD), to crash, and as a result, DOS’s ability to issue visas, passports, or related documents was extremely limited.  In an effort to assist stranded travelers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was reviewing requests [...]Read More >