US Visa News

News about U.S. visas and work permits

The visa information provided here is correct on the date of publication.

 

DS-5535 Questionnaire

The U.S. Department of State uses the DS-5535 during the consular process to request missing information from the visa applicant. The purpose of the DS-5535 Questionnaire is to assist consular officials in determining whether an applicant poses a potential security threat.

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SEVIS – Student and Exchange Visitor Information System

When participating in an exchange program or spending a semester abroad in the United States, you will soon come into contact with the term "SEVIS". Below we will answer the most important questions about SEVIS and the SEVIS fee.

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

Your Question:Due to restructuring measures within our group of companies (German GmbH) not just the name of our U. S.

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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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Delivery of passport after interview at U.S. consulate

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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Entering the United States - Advice on entry requirements

When entering the USA you have to pay attention to certain laws and requirements, no matter if you travel privately with ESTA or for business purposes with a visa. Read the most important hints and tipps for entering the United States.

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