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On February 1, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin collecting a new USCIS Immigrant Fee of $165 from most immigrant visa recipients who receive their visas on or after February 1, 2013.
On January 2nd, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens present in the United States without a visa, who are in the process of seeking immigrant visas to become lawful U.S. permanent residents, may apply for provisional unlawful presence waivers before departing the United States to attend their immigrant visa interviews.
On October 2, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Napolitano announced the designation of Taiwan into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
The registration period for the United States Diversity Visa (DV-2014) Program begins Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at noon (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at noon (EDT) (GMT-4).
Within just one hour after the earthquake struck on January 12th, the Department of State mounted an around-the-clock task force to coordinate rescue and relief efforts and respond to the needs of American citizens. The Bureau of Consular Affairs staffs two task forces in Washington and has received more than 390,000 calls since our toll free line was opened. Our colleagues at the Embassy in Port-au-Prince have also been responding to thousands of requests for assistance. We evacuated approximately 13,428 U.S. citizens within the first 17 days after the earthquake.
The U.S. Department of State continues to streamline the visa process to encourage international visitors, build cultural ties, and strengthen our economy. See our video, "Visit America: It's Easier Than You Think".
This summer, London will host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. American visitors will join millions of others from around the world, descending on London in a celebration of sport. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will bring together athletes from 205 countries competing in 26 different sports.
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