Scam Alter for Green Card Lottery

May 30, 2012

Applicants for the Visa Diversity (DV) program (also known as “Green Card Lottery”) are warned by the Department of State, Office of Visa Services of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to them.The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the U.S. government in an attempt to extract payment from…

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ATTENTION: New Non-immigrant Visa Fees / Neue Visumantragsgebühren

April 17, 2012

For visa applications submitted on or after April 13, 2012 the U.S. Department of State has established a new visa application fee schedule: The application fee for B-1/B-2 (visitor for business/pleasure), J (exchange visitor), F (student), M (non-academic student), I (foreign press media representative visa) and C-1/D (transit and crewmember) visas is $160. The application…

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Computer Glitch Causes Redo for Green Card Lottery

May 16, 2011

The U.S. Department of State recently issued an important notice regarding the 2012 Diversity Lottery Program: Due to a computer programming error, the results of the 2012 Diversity Lottery that were previously posted on the State Department website have been voided. U.S. law requires a fair, random selection of entrants. According to the ABA Journal,…

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New Requirement for U.S. Birth Certificates

March 28, 2011

Starting on April 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of State will require the below outlined information on all certified birth certificates. If the information is missing, the certified birth certificate is not acceptable as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship. Applications already in-process (submitted/accepted) before April 1, 2011 are not affected by this new regulation. Contact…

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