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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Exceptions

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Exceptions. To protect the public health, there are four presidential proclamations that suspend entry into the United States of all noncitizens who were physically present in any of 33 countries during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.

Actived: 7 days ago

URL: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/covid-19-travel-restrictions-and-exceptions.html

Passports and International Megan's Law

(Just Now) International Megan's Law prohibits the Department of State from issuing a passport to a covered sex offender without a unique identifier, and it allows for the revocation of passports previously issued to these individuals that do not contain the identifier (22 USC 212b).The identifier is a passport endorsement, currently printed inside the back cover of the passport book, which reads: “The

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Visa Bulletin For October 2021

(3 days ago) Pursuant to Section 102 of Division I, Title I of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Public Law 116-260), the non-minister special immigrant program expires on September 30, 2021. No SR visas may be issued overseas, or final action taken on adjustment of status cases, after midnight September 29, 2021.

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Passport Information for Law Enforcement

(7 days ago) The principal law enforcement reasons for passport denial are a valid unsealed federal warrant of arrest, a federal or state criminal court order, a condition of parole or probation forbidding departure from the United States (or the jurisdiction of the court), or a request for extradition.

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Visa Bulletin For November 2021

(4 days ago) Number 59 Volume X Washington, D.C. View as Printer Friendly PDF. A. STATUTORY NUMBERS This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during November for: “Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center.

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The Visa Bulletin

(2 days ago) USCIS, in coordination with Department of State (DOS), is revising the procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for employment-based or family-sponsored preference adjustment of status. The revised process will better align with procedures DOS uses for foreign nationals who seek to become U.S. permanent residents by applying for immigrant visas at U.S

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Training & Outreach by the State Department

(2 days ago) Training and Outreach. U.S. State Department provides training on consular notification and access to federal, state, and local law enforcement, corrections and criminal justice officials free of charge via Zoom. If your agency or department is interested in training, please email us at [email protected]state.gov.

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Ineligibilities and Waivers: Laws

(1 days ago) (A) In general.-Any alien who a consular officer or the Attorney General knows, or has reasonable ground to believe, seeks to enter the United States to engage solely, principally, or incidentally in- (i) any activity (I) to violate any law of the United States relating to espionage or sabotage or (II) to violate or evade any law prohibiting the export from the United States of goods

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Litigating International Child

(1 days ago) law of the United States, provides definitions, sets forth jurisdiction, and addresses certain details regarding how the United States will enforce the provisions of the treaty. ICARA explicitly states that its provisions are in addition to, and not in lieu of, the Hague Convention.5

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UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND …

(5 days ago) article harmonize the law on simultaneous proceedings, clean hands, and forum non conveniens. Second, this Act provides in Article 3 for a remedial process to enforce interstate child custody and visitation determinations. In doing so, it brings a uniform procedure to the law of interstate enforcement that is currently producing inconsistent

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International Treaties & Agreements

(5 days ago) Private international law is the body of conventions, model laws, national laws, legal guides, and other documents and instruments that regulate private relationships across national borders. These multi-lateral treaties include: Hague Apostille Convention; Hague Evidence Convention; Hague Service Convention; Hague Child Abduction Convention

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U.S. Government Fact Sheet on Female Genital Mutilation or

(4 days ago) Violation of the law is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, fines, or both. There is no exception for performing FGM/C because of tradition or culture. Cutting and other procedures that injure the female genital organs of a girl under 18 are prohibited under U.S. law. What Are the Immigration Consequences of Violating the Laws Against FGM/C?

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United States Codes

(8 days ago) United States Codes PUBLIC LAW 100-300 100th Congress (H.R. 3971, 29 April 1988) 42 USC 11601 et seq. INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION REMEDIES ACT (ICARA) To establish procedures to implement the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, done at

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FAQ: Hague Convention Attorney Network

(7 days ago) It is an all-volunteer national attorney network maintained by the U.S. Department of State. The U.S. Department of State serves as the U.S. Central Authority for the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Convention). Network attorneys represent applicant-parents in incoming Hague Convention return and

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Divorce Abroad Legal Issues

(7 days ago) ABA - the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654, (312) 988-5145; ABA Center on Children and the Law , 1050 Connecticut Ave, #400, Washington, D.C. 20036, tel: 202-662-1720, State or local bar association;

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Kuwait International Travel Information

(2 days ago) The law imposes a fine and imprisonment for up to one year for persons perceived to be appearing in public as the opposite sex. Transgender individuals have reported harassment, detention, and abuse by security forces. Societal discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity is common.

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Maryland International Parental Child Abduction Prevention

(5 days ago) A state clearinghouse is an entity (usually law enforcement) that provides help in cases of parental child abduction. For abductions TO the United States, they can help locate a child. For abductions FROM the United States, they may serve as a resource to left-behind parents in filing missing person reports. Maryland Center for Missing Children.

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Philippines Treaty

(5 days ago) Philippines Treaty. Ratified without amendment or reservations on April 14, 1948. June 4, 1947.-Convention was read the first time and the injunction of secrecy was removed therefrom. The convention was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations and, together with the message of transmittal and the accompanying report, was ordered to be

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Updated Japan Adoption Notice

(9 days ago) Updated Japan Adoption Notice - Special Adoptions. This notice is an update to the Department of State’s April 13, 2018 notice. The Government of Japan informed the Department of State (the Department) that, pursuant to Japanese law, the intercountry adoption of Japanese children requires authorization by Japanese courts.

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Cameroon International Parental Child Abduction Information

(4 days ago) The U.S. government cannot interfere with another country’s court or law enforcement system. To understand the legal effect of a U.S. order in a foreign country, a parent should consult with a local attorney in the country in which the child is located.

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Norway Judicial Assistance Information

(Just Now) Norway is a party to the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters. Complete information on the operation of the Convention, including an interactive online request form are available on the Hague Conference website.Requests should be completed in duplicate and submitted with two sets of the documents to …

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Japan Intercountry Adoption Information

(7 days ago) The law on special adoptions went into effect on January 1, 1988, having been created to protect children. Special adoptions more closely resemble Western-style adoptions. As in U.S. adoptions, a special adoption legally severs the child's ties, rights and privileges with regard to the birth parent(s) and any prior adoptive parents.

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Cyprus Judicial Assistance Information

(Just Now) Cyprus is a party to the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters. Complete information on the operation of the Convention, including an interactive online request form are available on the Hague Conference website.Requests should be completed in duplicate and submitted with two sets of the documents to …

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Germany Judicial Assistance Information

(1 days ago) Germany is a party to the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters. Complete information on the operation of the Convention, including an interactive online request form are available on the Hague Conference website.Requests should be completed in duplicate and submitted with two sets of the documents to …

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Mauritius International Parental Child Adoption Information

(5 days ago) The U.S. government cannot interfere with another country’s court or law enforcement system. To understand the legal effect of a U.S. order in a foreign country, a parent should consult with a local attorney in the country in which the child is located.

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Uganda Intercountry Adoption Information

(8 days ago) The law authorizes the court to waive these requirements in exceptional circumstances, although the Ugandan government has not defined what may qualify as “exceptional circumstances.” The court’s decision to waive the residency or fostering requirements is a case-by-case decision.

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Luxembourg Judicial Assistance Information

(4 days ago) Luxembourg is a party to the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters. Complete information on the operation of the Convention, including an interactive online request form are available on the Hague Conference website.Requests should be completed in duplicate and submitted with two sets of the documents to …

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Lebanon International Parental Child Abduction Information

(3 days ago) The U.S. government cannot interfere with another country’s court or law enforcement system. To understand the legal effect of a U.S. order in a foreign country, a parent should consult with a local attorney in the country in which the child is located.

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Belgium International Parental Child Abduction Information

(3 days ago) The U.S. government cannot interfere with another country’s court or law enforcement system. To understand the legal effect of a U.S. order in a foreign country, a parent should consult with a local attorney in the country in which the child is located.

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Albania International Parental Child Abduction Information

(3 days ago) Legal systems and laws pertaining to custody, divorce, and parental abduction vary widely from country to country. The government of Albania maintains information about custody, visitation, and family law on the Internet here.. Parents are encouraged to consult with an attorney who specializes in family law in Albania and who can provide accurate legal guidance that is specific to …

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Ireland Judicial Assistance Information

(1 days ago) Ireland is a party to the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters. Complete information on the operation of the Convention, including an interactive online request form are available on the Hague Conference website.Requests should be completed in duplicate and submitted with two sets of the documents to …

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RECENT IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION Extension of Regional

(4 days ago) Law 106−396 enacted October 30, 2000) extended the program to 10 years (October 1, 1993 through September 30, 2003). New Employment Fourth Preference Classes Section 421(a) of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act, Title IV of Division C of the Act of

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Azerbaijan Intercountry Adoption Information

(2 days ago) Additionally, a child must meet the definition of a Convention adoptee under U.S. immigration law in order to be eligible to immigrate to the United States with an IH-3 or IH-4 immigrant visa. Contact Information Azerbaijan’s Central Authority: Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of …

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Turkey Judicial Assistance Information

(Just Now) Turkey is a party to the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters. Complete information on the operation of the Convention, including an interactive online request form are available on the Hague Conference website.Requests should be completed in duplicate and submitted with two sets of the documents to …

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Uganda International Parental Child Abduction Information

(2 days ago) The U.S. government cannot interfere with another country’s court or law enforcement system. To understand the legal effect of a U.S. order in a foreign country, a parent should consult with a local attorney in the country in which the child is located.

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Report of the Visa Office 2013

(5 days ago) Part 1 (Family Preferences) Part 2 (Employment 1st through 3rd) Part 3 (Employment 4th) Part 4 (Employment 5th, Schedule A, Grand Total) Immigrant Number Use for Visa Issuances and Adjustments of Status in the Diversity Immigrant Category: Fiscal Years 2004 - 2013. Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas Issued (by Area of Birth): Fiscal Year 2013.

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Singapore Judicial Assistance Information

(3 days ago) Singapore is a party to the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil and Commercial Matters.The Singapore Central Authority for the Hague Evidence Convention designated to receive letters of request for the taking of evidence is the Supreme Court of Singapore. See the Hague Evidence Convention Model Letters of Request for guidance on preparation of the letter of request.

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Togo International Parental Child Abduction Information

(Just Now) The U.S. government cannot interfere with another country’s court or law enforcement system. To understand the legal effect of a U.S. order in a foreign country, a parent should consult with a local attorney in the country in which the child is located.

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