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The Visa Office presents another seminar in its “Getting to Know Your Status” series – “Self-sponsored Green Card Applications”. The seminar takes place on Tuesday, June 7, at 2:30 p.m. in Curia II. Join Attorney Kevin Aiston, from the law firm of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, for an insightful presentation on the topic of obtaining a green card on your own, without reliance on any employer. The presentation will focus on the Extraordinary Ability and National Interest…

The Visa Office presents another seminar in its “Getting to Know Your Status” series – “Self-sponsored Green Card Applications”. Join Attorney Kevin Aiston, from the law firm of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, for an insightful presentation on the topic of obtaining a green card on your own, without reliance on any employer. The presentation will focus on the Extraordinary Ability and National Interest Waiver green card categories. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to visaoffice@fnal.gov ASAP….

Visa appointments will not be available to third-country nationals (TCNs) at the U.S. consulate in Toronto between June and August 2016, except to applicants who reside in Canada and in emergency situations. Foreign nationals who have already booked a summer appointment in Toronto should be able to appear as planned. TCN appointments at other U.S. consular posts in Canada remain available, though future suspensions are possible. For more information contact the Visa Office at visaoffice@fnal.gov.

The Visa Office will conduct a general overview of the US Immigration, presenting the information relevant to many international visitors and employees at Fermilab. This will be the first and most general in the series of increasingly detailed seminars, which will include presentations by the Visa Office staff and some outside immigration attorneys. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to the Visa Office at visaoffice@fnal.gov by Friday, April 15th.

The Visa Office still has a number of licenses for Glacier Tax Prep online software. This software may help foreign visitors and short-term employees confirm what their US Tax obligations might be. If you were a foreign visitor or short term employee in 2015, you may request the access code by emailing us at visaoffice@fnal.gov with the subject line: GTP Access Code Request. If you have already requested a code, even if you have not yet received it, please do…

Editor’s note: This announcement was revised in November 2018 to provide an updated link to the U.S. visa waiver program webpage. The US Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State have announced new restrictions on travel under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Those who are no longer authorized to use the VWP must obtain a visa for all future travel to the US. Those who are already in the US may remain until the end of their authorized…

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.