Diversity Visa Lottery (DV-2012) RegistrationOctober 5, 2010
The registration period for the United States Diversity Visa (DV-2012) Lottery begins Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at noon (EDT) and continues until Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at noon (EDT).READ MORE
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security announced the ESTA Fee Interim Final Rule.
New passport fees for the U.S. Passport Book, the U.S. Passport Card, and other passport services went into effect on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
On June 28, 2010, the Department of State published an interim final rule in the Federal Register to change immigrant visa application processing fees, which will be in a tiered fee structure, and other immigrant visa services fees.
On May 20, 2010, the Department of State published an interim final rule in the Federal Register to increase nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, also called the Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fee, and Border Crossing Card (BCC) fees.
A limited number of U.S. Passport Cards issued on March 29, 2010 were found to be defective and therefore invalid at land border crossings or sea ports of entry. Affected individuals are being contacted and provided with passport card replacement procedures. The number of defective cards issued is 658.
Proposal rule for new passport fees was published in the Federal Register on February 9, 2010. 30-day public comment period to follow.
On February 9, 2010, the Department of State announced a proposed rule to change the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services.
On November 2, the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC), published a Final Rule in the Federal Register, titled Medical Examination of Aliens - Removal of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection from Definition of Communicable Disease of Public Health Significance (HIV Final Rule).
On December 14, 2009, the Department of State Press Release announced a Federal Register proposed rule to increase the nonimmigrant visa application fee, also called Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fee, and Border Crossing Card (BCC) fee.
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