Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Embassies

U.S. Embassy in London Discusses Visa Availability for Olympics, Expansion of Visa Reissuance Program for H-1, H-4 Applicants

The U.S. Embassy in London recently released a notification of limited nonimmigrant visa services during the Olympics and an expansion of the Visa Reissuance Program to include H-1 and H-4 visa applicants. The embassy noted that visa services will be limited during July and August for all nonimmigrant visa categories. The embassy encourages applicants “to… Read More

U.S. Embassies, Consulates in China Temporarily Open on Saturdays

On June 18, 2010, the Department of State announced that the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, along with four U.S. consulates general across China, is opening on Saturdays “over the next few weeks” to accommodate thousands of Chinese travelers seeking visas to visit the U.S. Trade, commerce, people-to-people exchanges, and tourism between China and the U.S.… Read More

Hard Times Expected at Toronto Consulate

Jeffrey S. Tunis, the consular chief for the U.S. Consulate in Toronto, issued a memorandum on March 5, 2008, stating that the consulate expects a severe staffing shortage this summer and noting that the facility is “solidly booked” with respect to nonimmigrant visa appointments. The consulate is taking steps to reduce its workload, including not… Read More