Updated on 02.05.2024

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…

Updated on 14.03.2024

Digital US visa: Digital Visa Authorization (DVA) on the rise

Now that the U.S. State Department has successfully completed the pilot program for digital visa approval, there are no more obstacles to the introduction of paperless US visas. We will inform you…

Updated on 11.03.2024

Emergency appointment for the US consulate / US embassy

In the event that interview appointments at the US consulate are unavailable, urgent travel plans can quickly be jeopardized. Emergency appointments seem to be a possible rescue here.

Updated on 01.02.2024

Pilot program for the extension of H-1B visas in the USA

The U.S. Department of State's new pilot program allows certain H-1B visa holders to conveniently renew their visas directly in the US. The time-limited test run started on January 29, 2024 and…

Updated on 31.01.2024

Increased fees for Premium Processing Service

As part of modernisation measures, the USCIS has announced a fee increase for the Premium Processing Service, the express application process. Find out everything about the process and the new costs.

Updated on 29.01.2024

Update on interview exemption for certain nonimmigrant visas

From 2024, new regulations in the US visa processes will allow interview exemptions and postal applications for certain nonimmigrant visa applications, making the process easier.

Updated on 03.11.2023

Return of passport after interview at the US consulate

After a successful interview at the US consulate, the applicant has two options to get the passport back. We explain the advantages and disadvantages of both delivery options.

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 13.07.2023

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 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 31.10.2022

Introduction of uniform ID standards in the USA

After many years of preparation, the REAL ID is a standardized ID requirement for US citizens for domestic flights, among other things. How is the REAL ID different from other forms of identification?

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