Ask the Consul
“Ask the Consul” is a bi-weekly column from the U .
Q: How early should I apply for a visa? The answer is: “As soon as you can”! The embassy’s visa section is always very busy in May, June, and July .
The essential fact is that this Committee is a Committee of the House responsible to the House as a whole and is not the battleground for party faction…I believe it is true to say that the authority of the Committee is greatly enhanced by its unanimous character and I hope complete objectivity of its report .
The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional .
This edition of Ask the Consul addresses common questions applicants ask when they intend to travel outside the United States .
Installment One Hundred and Forty-FiveThe following column answers frequently asked questions about the immigrant visa process associated with adopted children .
How Do I Demonstrate “Strong Ties” to Guyana?This edition of Ask the Consul addresses common questions applicants ask when refused a tourist visa at the U .
Installment One Hundred Forty-Three:New non-immigrant visa appointment and fee process .
Beginning February 1, 2013, the U .
Installment One Hundred Forty-One Unfortunately, applicants for visas sometimes receive fraudulent or inaccurate information from persons regarding the United States visa process and how to complete the necessary requirements for the application .
The Guyana and Trinidad Mutual, Fire and Insurance Company (GTM) on Friday formally opened a branch at Diamond, East Bank Demerara .
Installment One Hundred FortyQ: What is the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program?The Department of State has an annual diversity visa lottery for immigration to the United States .
Q: I am a US citizen and I want to vote in the next US presidential election, can I vote while I am living in Guyana?Yes! Most US citizens 18 years or older who reside outside the United States are eligible to vote absentee for candidates for federal offices in US primary and general elections .
Q: My friend told me that the Embassy has more tourist visas available this year and is giving them out now, is that true?A: No! Though you may have noticed that the Embassy has been making more interview slots available, this has nothing to do with the overall availability of visas .
Installment One Hundred Thirty-SevenThis Ask the Consul installment addresses questions regarding President Obama’s announcement on the Deferred Action Process for Young PeopleQ: I heard that my children under 16 can stay in the United States without being deported, is this true?No, the Department of Homeland Security has announced that effective June 15th, 2012, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet the following criteria will be eligible for an exercise of discretion by the Department ofHomeland Security, specifically deferred action from deportation, on a case by case basis:1 .
This Ask the Consul installment addresses questions and provides useful tips for waivers for immigration related ineligibilities .
Installment One Hundred Thirty-FiveThis Ask the Consul installment addresses frequently asked questions regarding Non-Immigrant Visas .
Installment One Hundred Thirty-FourThis Ask the Consul installment addresses frequently asked questions regarding receiving United States Social Security benefits and voting while living abroad .
Q: What can the US Embassy do for a US citizen in trouble with the law in Guyana? The US Embassy is concerned with the welfare of all US citizens in Guyana, whether they were born in Guyana, the United States, or somewhere else .
Installment One Hundred and Thirty-OneIn Fiscal Year 2012, the Department of State estimates it will process 10 .
Installment One Hundred and ThirtyThis edition of Ask the Consul addresses three common questions asked at the US Embassy .
Installment 129This Ask the Consul article addresses some common issues encountered with visa photographs .
Installment One Hundred Twenty-EightThis edition of Ask the Consul continues from Installment 127 to address additional questions that applicants ask concerning permanent migration to the United States .
Installment One Hundred Twenty-SevenThis edition of Ask the Consul addresses common questions that applicants ask when they intend to travel outside the United States .
Installment One Hundred Twenty-SixPermanent Resident (Green Card Holders) Regulations This edition of Ask the Consul addresses common questions that applicants ask when they intend to travel outside the United States .
On occasions, the US Embassy may request that immigrant visa applicants and their petitioning family members undergo a DNA test to prove a biological relationship .
Installment One Hundred TwentyThis Ask the Consul article addresses services offered to U .
This Ask the Consul article addresses services offered to U .
Instalment 119Q: How can I fill out the Form DS-160 to apply for a Non Immigrant Visa (NIV) and schedule my appointment without a personal computer? Individuals who do not have a personal computer may complete Form DS-160 wherever there is an internet connection, including internet cafés .
After the unfortunate Caribbean Airlines crash at Cheddi Jagan International airport on July 30, questions have come up as to the role of the US Embassy in a crisis .
Installment One Hundred and SixteenThis edition of Ask the Consul addresses several myths concerning the non-immigrant visa application process .
Installment One Hundred and FifteenThe U .
This edition of Ask the Consul addresses children’s issues that are handled by the Consular Section of the US Embassy .
Change in process to pay visa feesThis edition of Ask the Consul covers changes to the way applicants for US visas will pay application fees starting July 1, 2011 .
I Didn’t Qualify for the Tourist Visa, What Now?This edition of Ask the Consul addresses common questions applicants ask when refused a Tourist Visa at the U .
Frequently Asked QuestionsThis Ask the Consul article addresses questions that have been asked during recent interviews at the U .
Installment One Hundred and SevenWhen documentary evidence is insufficient to support a family-based claim to citizenship or visa eligibility, DNA testing, also known as genetic testing, is an option .