Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Requirements

State Dep’t Explains Biometric Visa Program’s Fingerscan, Photo Requirements

The Department of State has published a notice in the Federal Register that explains when fingerscans and other biometric identifiers are required, and notes exceptions to the general requirements. The notice (PDF) explains that the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002 has required, since October 26, 2004, that all visas issued… Read More

DOS Eliminates Nonimmigrant Visa Reciprocity Fees for Mexicans, Updates Schedule

As of February 22, 2010, the Department of State eliminated all nonimmigrant visa reciprocity fees for Mexican citizens and updated the reciprocity schedule. Under the previous schedule, a provision for Mexican TN and TD visa holders allowed them to pay for up to three years of visa validity at the time of the first issuance.… Read More

USCIS Adds Vaccines to Requirements for Permanent Residents

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on July 24, 2008, a revised list of vaccines required for applicants seeking permanent resident status. This revision follows guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC’s revised Technical Instructions to Civil Surgeons for Vaccination Requirements require the following age-appropriate additional vaccinations to adjust status… Read More