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6C1 Visa Ineligibility

6C1 Visa Ineligibility

Installment 154This Ask the Consul article addresses the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) visa ineligibility for non-immigrant and immigrant visa applicants .

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Non-Immigrant Visa Holders: No Interview Required for Renewals! Interview Waiver Program (IWP)Q: What is the Interview Waiver Program (IWP)?A: The Interview Waiver Program is a new procedure that allows non-immigrant visa (NIV) applicants who meet specific conditions to skip the in-person interviews to renew their visas .

Demonstrating “Strong Ties” to Guyana

Demonstrating “Strong Ties” to Guyana

Installment 152This edition of Ask the Consul addresses common questions applicants ask when refused tourist visas at the U .

Ask the Consul: Interview Waiver Program (IWP) Installment 151

Ask the Consul: Interview Waiver Program (IWP) Installment 151

Q: What is the Interview Waiver Program (IWP)?A: The Interview Waiver Program is a new procedure that allows non-immigrant visa (NIV) applicants who meet specific conditions to skip the in-person interviews to renew their visas .

Ask the Consul ...Special Installment

Ask the Consul …Special Installment

US Embassy Georgetown Visa Fair When: Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10am-2pmWhere: Main & Bentinck Streets (outside Embassy Warehouse)Are you planning to travel to the United States soon? Have questions about the visa application process?Come out to the Embassy’s Georgetown’s visa fair to get your answers on the visa process .

Guidance for visa applicants coming to the US Embassy for visa interviews

Guidance for visa applicants coming to the US Embassy for visa interviews

Installment 149

“Ask the Consul” is a bi-weekly column from the U .

Ask the Consul Installment 148...Summer Travel

Ask the Consul Installment 148…Summer Travel

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 .

Accountability to the people

Accountability to the people

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 .

Ask the Consul...Same-sex immigrant petitions

Ask the Consul…Same-sex immigrant petitions

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional .

I’m a U.S. Permanent Resident (green card holder). How Long  Can I Stay in Guyana at One Time?

I’m a U.S. Permanent Resident (green card holder). How Long Can I Stay in Guyana at One Time?

Installment 146

This edition of Ask the Consul addresses common questions applicants ask when they intend to travel outside the United States .

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Ask the Consul

Adoption

Installment One Hundred and Forty-FiveThe following column answers frequently asked questions about the immigrant visa process associated with adopted children .

Ask the Consul...Questions applicants ask when refused a US tourist visa

Ask the Consul…Questions applicants ask when refused a US tourist visa

Installment One Hundred and Forty-Four

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 .

New non-immigrant visa  appointment system

New non-immigrant visa appointment system

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Installment One Hundred Forty-Three:New non-immigrant visa appointment and fee process .

Immigrant Visa Fee

Immigrant Visa Fee

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Beginning February 1, 2013, the U .

Ask the Consul ...Visa Fraud Indicators

Ask the Consul …Visa Fraud Indicators

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 .

GTM commissions Diamond branch

GTM commissions Diamond branch

The Guyana and Trinidad Mutual, Fire and Insurance Company (GTM) on Friday formally opened a branch at Diamond, East Bank Demerara .

Ask the Consul…2014 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

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 .

Voting in upcoming US elections - Installment One Hundred Thirty-Nine

Voting in upcoming US elections – Installment One Hundred Thirty-Nine

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 .

  Ask the Consul ...Installment One Hundred Thirty-Eight

Ask the Consul …Installment One Hundred Thirty-Eight

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 .

Ask the Consul...Deferred Action Process for Young People

Ask the Consul…Deferred Action Process for Young People

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 .

Waivers for Immigration Related Ineligibilities

Waivers for Immigration Related Ineligibilities

Installment One Hundred Thirty-Six

This Ask the Consul installment addresses questions and provides useful tips for waivers for immigration related ineligibilities .

 Social Security and Voting Overseas

Social Security and Voting Overseas

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Installment One Hundred Thirty-FiveThis Ask the Consul installment addresses frequently asked questions regarding Non-Immigrant Visas .

Ask the Consul ...Social Security and Voting Overseas

Ask the Consul …Social Security and Voting Overseas

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 .

Ask the Consul ...American Citizen Services

Ask the Consul …American Citizen Services

Installment One Hundred Thirty-One

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 .

Visa Processing Fee Changes effective April 13, 2012

Visa Processing Fee Changes effective April 13, 2012

Installment One Hundred and Thirty-OneIn Fiscal Year 2012, the Department of State estimates it will process 10 .

Invitations to Visit and Immigration Issues

Installment One Hundred and ThirtyThis edition of Ask the Consul addresses three common questions asked at the US Embassy .

Visa Photographs

Visa Photographs

Installment 129This Ask the Consul article addresses some common issues encountered with visa photographs .

 Immigrant Visa Questions II

Immigrant Visa Questions II

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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 .

Immigrant Visa Questions

Immigrant Visa Questions

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 .

Permanent Residents and travel outside of the US

Permanent Residents and travel outside of the US

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 .

Installment One Hundred Twenty-Five

Installment One Hundred Twenty-Five

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 .

Diversity Visa Fraud

Diversity Visa Fraud

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 Installment One Hundred TwentyThis Ask the Consul article addresses services offered to U .

Customer Service

Installment One Hundred Eighteen

This Ask the Consul article addresses services offered to U .

 Internet cafes and filling out the NIV Application

Internet cafes and filling out the NIV Application

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 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 .

What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis

What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis

Installment One Hundred and Seventeen

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 .

Visa Myth Busters

Visa Myth Busters

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Installment One Hundred and SixteenThis edition of Ask the Consul addresses several myths concerning the non-immigrant visa application process .

Avoid Drugs – Avoid Jail

Avoid Drugs – Avoid Jail

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Installment One Hundred and FifteenThe U .



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