Updated on 08.09.2023

Visa requirements for a trip to the USA with children

Are you planning to travel to the USA with children for tourism or business reasons? Find out which visa options are available for families, what family-friendly visa requirements there are and what…

Updated on 07.09.2023

ESTA application via app

The application for visa-free entry to the USA with ESTA is now also possible via app. We take a closer look at the new application option and show you the advantages of the app.

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 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 31.01.2023

Visa question of the month - Derived visa for adopted children?

YOUR QUESTION: We are applying for an L-1 visa for our employee. He is accompanied to the USA by his wife and three children. One of the employee's children is their common child (8 years old…

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 31.10.2022

Introduction of standardized IDs in the USA, starting 2023

After many years of preparation, the REAL ID will be a standardized ID requirement for U.S. citizens for domestic flights, among other things, starting in 2023.How is the REAL ID different from other…

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 03.06.2022

USCIS processing times tool now online

USCIS continues to modernize: Applicants can now view visa application processing times online to gain transparent insight into wait times.

Updated on 03.05.2022

Expansion of the Premium Processing Program

Implementation of the Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act

As part of its current modernization efforts, USCIS has announced an expansion of its Premium Processing Program. For an additional fee, certain application processes can be processed through an…

Updated on 09.02.2022

Waiting times for an interview appointment at the US consulate

It is advisable to apply for a visa for the US as early as possible. Especially before holidays, applicants should plan more buffer for the interview appointment.You should also bear in mind that the…

Updated on 11.01.2022

Simplified consular application procedure enacted

As of the end of 2021, the U.S. State Department has enacted that certain visa applications that otherwise required an interview appointment at the US consulate can now be applied for by mail instead.

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