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New Guidance Imposes Finding of Misrepresentation for Conduct Inconsistent With Visa Within 90 Days of Entry

USA - September 27 2017 The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued new guidance establishing a presumption of willful misrepresentation when a foreign national, within 90…

Matthew Kolodziej, Rajula Sati.

U.S. Suspends Nonimmigrant Visa Issuance in Russia

USA - August 23 2017 On August 21, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Russia announced that it would suspend the issuance of nonimmigrant visas for eight days starting on August…

Matthew Kolodziej.

New Guidance in the Foreign Affairs Manual May Add Challenges to Visa Issuance at US Consular Posts Abroad

USA - August 22 2017 In August 2017, the U.S. Department of State made several revisions to the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) that are a direct result of the "Buy American…

Rajula Sati.

Trump Begins “Extreme” Visa Vetting, New Questionnaire Requests 15 Years of Information and Social Media Info

USA - June 10 2017 As part of a policy implementing "extreme vetting" of visa applicants in order to tighten immigration controls, the Trump administration approved a…

Matthew Kolodziej.

State Department Orders U.S. Embassies to Apply Extra Scrutiny Before Issuing Visas to Certain “Population Sets”

USA - April 5 2017 In a diplomatic cable dated March 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of State issued orders to American consulates and embassies abroad instructing them…

Matthew Kolodziej.