Customer Service Announcement: Suspension of Visa Services (April 06, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the U.S. Embassy has suspended routine visa services through April 30, 2020.  This suspension includes appointments for immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications.  Emergency visa applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Services for U.S. citizens are not affected by this suspension. There are still commercial …

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Presidential Proclamation

Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation.  If you reside in China, have traveled to China recently, or intend to travel to China …

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Nicaragua is not part of the Visa Waiver Program

Nicaragua is not currently part of the Visa Waiver Program.  Reports of new countries being added to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are false. The Department of Homeland Security, which administers the VWP in consultation with the Department of State, has not announced any new VWP entrants. The full list of countries whose citizens …

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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

Press Release January 21, 2016 Washington—The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act).  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining …

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