Updated on 12.06.2023

USCIS: Fraud allegations surrounding H-1B record-breaking season

The H-1B season is popular with employers to get work visas for employees through a lottery process. A huge increase in registrations in 2023 showed that some companies were trying to illegally cheat…

Updated on 18.04.2023

Increased visa fees from June 2023

The U.S. Department of State has published a new fee schedule for consular services. The new fees of the affected visas will then become effective mid June 2023.

Updated on 07.03.2023

Green cards and EADs get new security design

Since February 2023, green cards and EADs have been given a new look including improved security features. The optimized cards are designed to protect against manipulation and counterfeiting. See the…

Updated on 07.03.2023

USA lifts COVID-19 emergency measures

As the White House announced in late January, the Biden administration plans to let the US public health emergency imposed because of the coronavirus expire in May 2023. We look back on 3 years of…

Updated on 17.02.2023

US immigration agency plans fee increase

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced an increase in fees for certain visa categories and application processes to cover its operating costs, expedite processing of current…

Updated on 09.01.2023

Extension of the interview waiver

For certain US nonimmigrant visas, the measure has been extended through December 31, 2023, to allow applications to be submitted without an interview at the U.S. consulate.

Updated on 09.01.2023

New visa design published in 2023

The design for US visas of all categories has received a new design after 10 years. The Lincoln look will then be replaced by the Golden Gate bridge. What impact will this have on current visas?

Updated on 09.01.2023

Mandatory testing for US air travelers from China

As of January 5, 2023, testing is mandatory for air travelers from China entering the United States. Airlines check the tests before departure. Which travelers are affected?

Updated on 13.12.2022

Back to normal? Increase in global U.S. visa processing

After pandemic-related waiting times in the processing of U.S. visas, U.S. authorities have now managed to reach pre-pandemic levels. We look back at visa developments in 2022.

Updated on 31.10.2022

Restricted ESTA entry after Cuba stay

More and more ESTA travelers are reporting that they have been turned away at the border control in the USA due to a previous stay in Cuba.What reason do U.S. officials have for the rejection and…

Updated on 29.09.2022

Visa question of the month - visa expires during stay in USA

Your question: Our employee has noticed that his visa is expiring while he is with our subsidiary in the US. His I-94, on the other hand, is still valid for longer. Is this a problem?

Updated on 14.09.2022

US agencies increase staff to handle volume of applications

The U.S. Department of State announced that it will continue to actively work on staffing at U.S. consulates to improve the long wait times for US visa interview appointments and application…

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