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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 […]

Beginning April 1, 2016, travelers to the U.S. for business or leisure who are eligible for visa-free travel under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must have an electronically readable passport in order to be admitted under the VWP. Electronic passports, or e-Passports, are enhanced with an embedded security chip that […]

The Brazilian Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Tourism, and the Ministry of Foreign Relations have published an Administrative Decision expanding the current Visa Waiver Program during the Olympic and Paralympic Games to include four additional countries. This Administrative Decision clarifies the details of the Brazilian president’s recent announcement on […]