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New tougher security standards for Visa Waiver Program travelers will go into effect as of April 1, 2016. VWP travelers will be required to present an e-passport with a biometric-enables chip, and travelers who since 2011 travelled to Iraq, Syria, or other country designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security will be prohibited from using the VWP. Please make sure to review the DoS website (http://1.usa.gov/1hkF0QW) for up-to-date instructions prior to scheduling VWP travel to the U.S. Visa Office is…

During the holiday season, many government offices worldwide will close or have reduced staff and hours of operation, likely resulting in processing delays for work permits, residence permits and visas over the coming weeks and into the new year. Foreign nationals with travel or relocation plans between now and early 2016 should keep in mind the impact of holiday closures on their specific circumstances.