Visa Office

A U.S. State Department official said the agency would begin a pilot program this year to allow certain foreign nationals to revalidate expired and expiring visa stamps in the United States, without the need to travel abroad and apply at a U.S. consulate overseas. Planned for later this year, the pilot is expected to be limited to certain H and L visa holders; other limitations are also possible. Full implementation of a stateside revalidation program is likely to take some…

The Visa Office will be closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2, with email being monitored throughout the break. In addition, all major casework will be on hold starting on Dec 21 and will resume on Jan 6. If you experience an immigration-related emergency during that time, please email us and someone will reach out to you as soon as possible. All non-urgent matters should be reserved until after the break.

As a reminder, the Campus Access office, which includes the Foreign National Access Program office and Visa office, will be closed during the voluntary winter break, Dec. 23, 2022, through Jan. 2, 2023. Please note that the Housing office will have limited hours of operations during the winter break. Please contact them directly (housing@fnal.gov) to ensure your reservation is confirmed prior to the winter break. As previously communicated, in anticipation of the winter break, the Campus Access office is requesting…

The Campus Access Office, which includes the Foreign National Access Program (FNAP) Office and Visa Office, will be closed during the voluntary winter break, Dec. 23, 2022, – Jan. 2, 2023. Please note that the Housing Office will have limited hours of operations during the winter break. Please contact them directly (housing@fnal.gov) to ensure your reservation is confirmed prior to the winter break. In anticipation of the winter break, the Campus Access Office is requesting that the affiliations communicate to…

Updated immigration alerts

Updated information is now available on the Visa Office’s immigration alerts webpage. As always, please contact the Visa Office with any questions.

Visa office holiday hours

The Visa Office will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 3. The office will be on-call for emergencies during the voluntary winter break. In addition, the Visa Office will be operating under limited hours during the weeks before and after the voluntary break. The limited hours will commence on Monday, Dec. 20. The office will resume regular operations on Monday, Jan. 10. Please contact the Visa Office with any questions.

From Fragomen Worldwide: The White House announced today that, starting in early November 2021, it will rescind the existing¬†regional COVID-19 travel bans¬†and instead implement a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for foreign national international air travel. With the rescission of the bans affecting foreign nationals recently present in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, South Africa, or the United Kingdom, many foreign nationals will no longer be subject to the complex, ever-changing policies and processes around national interest exceptions (NIEs)…

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…