Important Announcement on F, M, and Academic J Visas (September 14, 2021)

International students are now and always have been among the Department of State’s highest priorities. The Department recognizes the important contributions these students make to our college and university campuses; the positive impact they have on U.S. communities; and the rich benefits of academic cooperation in increasing cultural understanding, furthering research, knowledge, and supporting U.S. …

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(Updated May 28, 2020) Important Notice: Presidential Proclamation to Limit the Spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Entry of non-LPR foreign nationals who were present in the People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the 26 countries that comprise the Schengen Zone, the UK, Ireland, or Brazil within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry …

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Temporary Pause of International Exchange Programs Due to COVID-19

MEDIA NOTE |  OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON | MARCH 12, 2020 The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) will temporarily pause all ECA-funded programs that involve travel to and from countries with heightened U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Alert Level 2 (Practice Enhanced Precautions) and Warning Level 3 (Avoid Nonessential Travel) or heightened State Department COVID-19 related Travel Advisory …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Copenhagen

Location:  Across the street from U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on Monday, June 25, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. across the street from the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark.  The groups intend to protest U.S. …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark

Location:  Albertslund, Copenhagen, Denmark Event:  Copenhagen Police report an increase in gun violence in Albertslund, part of Greater Copenhagen.  According to police, over the past week, there have been six shootings in Western Copenhagen, to the north of Roskildevej between Albertslund and Taastrup.  The perpetrators have shot into houses, at bystanders from moving vehicles, and …

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U.S. Passport Execution Fee Will Increase to $35  

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. The $10 fee increase does not apply …

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Puffins, Salmon, and Great Relations

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Laura Lochman visited the Faroe Islands from May 4-5, 2017 to meet with a wide variety of contacts in the Danish and Faroese governments, Faroese business, and Faroese society. The U.S. and the Faroe Islands The U.S. and the Faroe Islands have long enjoyed good relations,  especially in the areas of …

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Court ruling barring the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769

The Department of Justice informed the Department of State of the Washington state court ruling barring the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, including those related to visas and travel. The provisional revocation of January 27, 2017, which had revoked all valid visas of nationals of seven countries in accordance with …

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2018 Green Card Lottery

Each year the United States allows 55.000 lucky people from all over the world win the opportunity to apply for an Immigrant Visa/Green Card to legally live in the United States. Called the ‘DV Lottery’, this program celebrates diversity by increasing the numbers of new immigrants who do not necessarily have a family or work …

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ESTA Enhancements

23 February 2016 CBP Press Release CBP announces additional enhancements to the electronic system for travel authorization WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced additional enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), as part of the continued implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). …

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