US Visa News

News about U.S. visas and work permits

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7 International USCIS Field Offices remain open

The U.S. Immigration Service USCIS is planning to close its offices abroad. Accordingly, applicants will have to adapt to changes in the future. Further details on the closure plans have now been announced, including the fact that selected locations will remain in place.

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Status change in the USA

It may happen that the reason for your stay changes while you are still in the USA.

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DS-5535 Questionnaire

The U.S. Department of State uses the so-called DS-5535 within the consular procedure to request missing information from the visa applicant.

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Visa Survey of the Month - Significant Changes in E-2 Registration

Due to restructuring measures within our group of companies (German GmbH) not just the name of our U.S.-location has changed, but now also has a different legal form (change from LLC...

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U.S. consulates closed on holidays

The US consulates and US embassies in Germany remain closed on most German and American holidays. This means that visa interview appointments at the US Consulate only take place outside the holidays.
We have compiled an overview of all closing times for you.

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Valid passport upon Green Card lottery application

In July 2019 the U.S. Department of State (DOS) changed the conditions of participation in the official Diversity Visa Program. As of now a valid passport is required when registering for the annual Green Card lottery. In the following, we describe the new passport regulation and its effects on Green Card applicants.

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When participating in an exchange program or spending a semester abroad in the United States, you will quickly come into contact with the term "SEVIS". 

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New: Delivery of passport no longer free of charge

After a succesful interview, the U.S. consulate will keep the applicants' passport for issuing the visa. As soon as the visa is printed and glued to the passport, it will be delivered to the applicant. In Germany, this delivery was free of charge so far, but that has changed since December 11th, 2018.

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EPassport: All you need to know about the biometric passport

If you want to travel to the USA, you not only need a visa or ESTA but also a valid passport that proves your identity. Without one, you won’t be allowed to enter the country or cross the borders of most countries.

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U.S. immigration regulations - Entry requirements to the USA

The so-called Travel Ban applies to citizens of seven countries worldwide. Still, the legal challenges against the travel restrictions issued by president Trump continue and the controversy persists.

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