Visa Reciprocity Changes, Oct. 22

DOS Updates Visa Reciprocity

As of October 22, 2018, the Department of State has updated its visa reciprocity tables. Since our last update on visa reciprocity changes, ten countries have experienced changes.

October 22

  • Kazakhstan: Updated Post Contact Information

October 18

  • Eritrea: Updated Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Adoption, National ID, Police/Court/Prison, Military, Travel Documents, Post Contact, and Visa Services

October 16

  • Bulgaria: Updated Court Records
  • Colombia: Updated Police Certificates
  • Guatemala: Updated Police Certificates
  • Panama: Updated Police Certificates
  • Israel: Updated General Information, Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Adoption, National ID, Police, Court, Military, Travel Documents, Post Contac, and Visa Services
  • Costa Rica: Updated Police Certificates

October 15

  • Australia: Updated Police Certificates
  • Hong Kong: Updated Police Certificates

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The U.S. government may require fees for nonimmigrant visa application after it has been approved. This is based on the principle of reciprocity. That is, when a foreign government levies fees on American citizens for certain visas, the U.S. government does likewise to those foreign nationals. You can find U.S. reciprocity impositions by country at the Department of State's website.

For More Information

Read the up-to-date Visa Reciprocity Table.

This blog post does not serve as legal advice and does not establish any client-attorney privilege. Do not take any action based on the information contained in this post without consulting a qualified immigration attorney. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate contact our legal team directly.

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This information comes from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA Doc. No. 18010535).

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