2010 Proposed Passport Fees - 30 Day Public Comment PeriodFebruary 15, 2010
Proposal rule for new passport fees was published in the Federal Register on February 9, 2010. 30-day public comment period to follow.READ MORE
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.
On December 14, 2009, the Department of State published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to increase the nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, also called the Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fee, and Border Crossing Card (BCC) fees. The proposed rule also establishes a tiered structure with separate fees for different visa categories.
The registration period for the United States Diversity Visa (DV-2011) Lottery begins October 2, 2009 at noon (EDT) and continues until November 30, 2009 at noon (EST).
Before you travel, learn the entry requirements of the foreign country you are traveling to.
Effective July 1, 2009, all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) emergency or temporary passports must be electronic passports (e-Passports) to be eligible for travel to the United States without a visa, under the VWP.
The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (WWTVPRA) of 2008 was signed into law on December 23, 2008, by the President.
On March 20, 2009, President Obama signed into law HR 1127, a bill to extend certain immigration programs.