REMINDER. The annual Diversity Visa (DV) – 2009 Lottery entries will stop at noon Eastern Standard Time on December 2, 2007. Check the DOS website for the online application instructions.

The DOS has issued its Final Rule on Exchange Visitor Program Fees. An application for an exchange visitor program designation and/or redesignation should be accompanied with $1,748 filing fee. Applications to extend an exchange visitor’s stay beyond the maximum duration, to change category, for reinstatement, reinstatement-update SEVIS status, ECFMG-sponsorship authorization, and permission to issue should be filed with $246 fees.