Visa Office

Employees and visitors holding U.S. visas should contact the Visa Office prior to any travel abroad, even if such travel was previously discussed. The current situation with re-entering the U.S. is precarious, as stricter grounds for National Interest Waiver exemptions have been instituted by the U.S. Department of State. Regardless of the visa status, re-entry to the U.S. is not guaranteed. Contact the Visa Office prior to any travel abroad.

The 2020 tax season has begun, and the Visa Office has once again purchased a limited number of Glacier Tax Prep software for Nonresidents. Please carefully review your eligibility on our Tax webpage to request the Glacier code. Please make sure that you meet the nonresident requirement before requesting the code to allow those who are eligible to take advantage of this benefit. If you determine that you truly are a nonresident for the 2020 tax year please contact the…

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking to collect five years of social media history from applicants for certain immigration benefits, including Visa Waiver Program travelers and, adjustment of status and naturalization applicants, according to a Federal Register notice published today. DHS plans to add social media questions to the following forms and systems: ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) and Form I-94W, Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure Record for Visa Waiver Program travelers; EVUS (Electronic Visa Update System) for Chinese nationals traveling to the U.S. as business visitors…

Visa Office holiday hours

The Visa Office will be closed on: Monday, December 24 Tuesday, December 25 Monday, December 31 Tuesday, January 1 You can still contact us with immigration emergencies.

The Visa Office became aware of a new troubling development in visa stamp processing by US Consulates abroad. If your dependent family members plan to travel abroad without you and do not possess a valid visa stamp to return to the US, it is possible that they will not be able to return. Please discuss all foreign travel involving visa applications for you and/or your family with the Visa Office prior to making travel plans. Contact Valery Stanley for more…

Glacier tax prep software access codes are now available to users. From now until April 16, or until all access codes are used, the Visa Office will issue access codes to users on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to request an access code for Glacier tax prep software, email the Visa Office at visaoffice@fnal.gov: subject line “Glacier Tax Prep Access Code Request”.

Are you a green card holder and the thought of becoming a US Citizen has crossed your mind? Join attorney Kevin Aiston, from the law firm of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, for an insightful presentation on the topic of becoming a US Citizen. ________________________________________ • Start: Thursday, March 8, 1:00 pm • Duration: 1 hour • Location: DIR/ Curia II-WH2SW – Wilson Hall 2nd fl South West ________________________________________ Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to the…

HOLIDAY HOURS: The Visa Office will be closed Friday, December 22nd and will re-open on Tuesday, December 26th. The Users Office will be open for the half day from 8:00-noon on Friday December 22nd;  The Users Office will be closed Tuesday, December 26th and will re-open on Wednesday, December 27th.