Category Archives: Travel and Consulate News

Updates on visa issuance; airport inspections; travel restrictions

CBP Goes Paperless: The New Electronic I-94 and What it Means for Travelers

On May 1, 2013 US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began the roll-out of its new electronic I-94 system. By the end of May, paper I-94s will be eliminated for all foreign national travelers except those entering at land border … Continue reading

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Use it or Lose it: US Visa Application Fee Reciepts in China Expire on March 14 – New System Coming Soon

U.S. Embassy officials in China have announced that they will implement a new visa fee collection system as of March 14, 2013 for all US visa issuing posts in China. The implementation of the new system will nullify all U.S. … Continue reading

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Holiday Travel Tips from CBP

Each year as the holiday season approaches, our airports and borders experience an influx of international travelers.  U.S. Custom and Border Protection at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport has provided some reminders and recommendations to make upcoming holiday travel more enjoyable and … Continue reading

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Taiwan Added to Visa Waiver Program on November 1

Starting on November 1, 2012 Taiwanese passport holders are eligible to visit the United States without a visa for up to 90 days for business or pleasure.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently announced the designation of Taiwan into … Continue reading

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U.S. Visa Wait times Decrease in Brazil and China

In the last 3 months visa appointment wait times in Brazil have been reduced from 50 days to 15 days in Rio de Jaeiro and to 6 days in Brasilia. In China 30 day+ waiting times have been reduced to … Continue reading

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USCIS Releases Non-Immigrant Visa Statistics for 2009

During 2009, there were 163,000,000 non immigrant admissions to the United States according to Department of Homeland Security I-94 records. These entries included tourists, business travelers, students, H 1B temporary workers and relatives of United States citizens. Between 2008 and … Continue reading

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CBP Provides Information for Foreign Travelers Arriving at Newark Airport

In a recent liaison meeting with the New Jersey Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, leadership from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provided information on agency policies for the arrival of certain foreign travelers at Newark Liberty Airport in … Continue reading

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