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The Department of State (DOS) has recently announced that it will continue to allow consular officers to temporarily waive the in-person visa interview requirement for certain nonimmigrant visa applicants and also expand the eligibility criteria for interview waivers. Previously, the waiver was only applicable to individuals who were applying for the same nonimmigrant visa […]

On November 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published a temporary final rule creating a six-month Pilot Program under which certain applicants for B-1/B-2 visas may be required to post a bond as a condition of visa issuance. This new rule will become effective 30 days after publication, on December 24, 2020.   This Visa Bond Pilot Program will apply only to B-1/B-2 visa […]