6C1 Visa Ineligibility

Installment 154

  This 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.

Interview Waiver Program

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.



  The following column answers frequently asked questions about the immigrant visa process associated with adopted children.  

New non-immigrant visa appointment system

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Installment One Hundred Forty-Three: New non-immigrant visa appointment and fee process. Beginning March 15, 2013, the US Embassy in Georgetown will implement a new procedure to simplify and streamline the visa application process for those traveling to the United States.

Immigrant Visa Fee

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Beginning February 1, 2013, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin collecting a $165 fee from applicants once they have been issued Immigrant Visas.

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.

Ask the Consul…Deferred Action Process for Young People

Installment One Hundred Thirty-Seven This Ask the Consul installment addresses questions regarding President Obama’s announcement on the Deferred Action Process for Young People Q: I heard that my children under 16 can stay in the United States without being deported, is this true?

Visa Photographs

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

Immigrant Visa Questions II

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Installment One Hundred Twenty-Eight This 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

Installment One Hundred Twenty-Seven This edition of Ask the Consul addresses common questions that applicants ask when they intend to travel outside the United States.

Customer Service

Installment One Hundred Eighteen

This Ask the Consul article addresses services offered to U.S. Citizens present in Guyana, as well as Guyanese and nationals of other countries interested in traveling in to the United States or its territories.