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  • 2 Jul 2013 - 05:40

    Currently, the LCR displays all certified H-1B1 and E-3 Labor Condition Applications (LCA) and Permanent labor certifications, dating back to April 15, 2009. However, the Department is experiencing technical difficulties with the display of approved H-1B LCAs. In addition, due to the historical paper-based filings of H-2A and H-2B applications, these labor certification documents must be manually redacted and uploaded to the LCR and, therefore, only a limited number of records covering Fiscal Year 2013 are currently available. It is anticipated that H-1B LCAs will be available on or after July 15, 2013. The staff will also continue to upload historical H-2A and H-2B documents in the coming months.

    Before searching the LCR, please refer to the LCR Document Availability Schedule < to learn wh...

  • 25 Jun 2012 - 00:45

    Mexico, D.F., June 20, 2012 - U.S. consular operations in Mexico rank number four worldwide in issuance of Investor and Treaty Trader visas. This is a critical program to stimulate foreign direct investment in the United States. To more efficiently process visas for investors and traders, the U.S. Mission in Mexico announces two changes in the procedures for applying for and renewing Treaty Trader (E-1) and Treaty Investor (E-2) visas.

    To provide enhanced service and the most comprehensive review of all applications, beginning July 1, 2012 the U.S. Mission in Mexico will centralize all E-visas adjudications in Mexico at the visa posts with significant experience in processing E visas and that host large, trained staffs that can bring concentrated expertise to bear on this important program. After July 1, all review of E visa applications in Mexico will occur at the following three posts:

    a. U.S....

  • 1 Dec 2011 - 13:41

    Effective December 1, 2011, all E visas applications will be processed in Rome.  Therefore, all new E visa applications submitted after December 1, 2011 should be sent to the E Visa Section in Rome following the directions on the web. (http://italy.usembassy.gov./visa/vis/vis-6-en.html<) All cases will be processed in the order received.  All pending cases sent to Milan prior to December 1, 2011, will be processed to conclusion in Milan, in the order they were received. 

    For questions regarding cases that are pending in Milan, please contact Milanevisas [at] state [dot] gov

    For general questions on E visa processing in Mission Italy or specific questions regarding E visa cases submitted in Rome please contact RomeEvisas [at] state [dot] gov

    Effective December 1, 2011 all E Visa application packets must be mailed or couriered to the Rome Consular Section at the followi...

  • 21 Feb 2011 - 14:00

    The Department has posted new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 Programs.

  • 22 Dec 2010 - 11:28


    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a final rule in the Federal Register< that creates a nonimmigrant investor visa classification in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The “E-2 CNMI Investor Visa” allows foreign long-term investors to reside in the CNMI through December 2014 and is intended to help with the transition to U.S. immigration law in the CNMI. This final rule implements one of the CNMI-specific provisions of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act (CNRA...

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