Visa Myth Busters

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

Avoid Drugs – Avoid Jail

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Installment One Hundred and Fifteen The U.S. Embassy is concerned about the number of American citizens and U.S.

Children’s Issues

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This edition of Ask the Consul addresses children’s issues that are handled by the Consular Section of the US Embassy.

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Installment One Hundred and Thirteen

Change in process to pay visa fees This edition of Ask the Consul covers changes to the way applicants for US visas will pay application fees starting July 1, 2011.

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Installment One Hundred and Ten

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.S.

DNA Testing Procedures

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Installment One Hundred and Seven When 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.

Upgrade to Online Visa Application Form

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Installment One Hundred and Six The online DS-160 application is the method all applicants use to apply for visitor’s visas to the US.

Ask the Consul: 2012 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

Installment One Hundred and Five What is the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program? The Congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available 50,000 diversity visas (DV) annually, to randomly selected applicants who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

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Q: A family member in the United States is sick. Why can’t I go there to help?