Do you have plans to travel to another country? You must plan ahead and find out if you need an entry visa. Failure to have the appropriate entry visa for entry or for transit to another country will result in denial of entry into that country!
It appears that there may be a resurgence of phone scams targeting international students or scholars in the U.S. The Scammers and the caller ID may identify themselves as U.S. Immigration or FBI employees or IRS agents. They may even alter their caller ID to appear to be coming from a legitimate government number.
Due to the Russian government-imposed cap on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia, all nonimmigrant visa operations across Russia were temporarily suspended on August 23. According to the U.S. Dept. of State Fact Sheet, operations resumed in Moscow on September 1; visa operations at the U.S.
NEW AIRLINE RESTRICTIONS:
The Department of Homeland Security released a new flight restriction on March 21, 2017 which states that travelers on airline flights originating from a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa are barred from bringing devices larger than cellphones onto the plane. Devices such as tablets and laptops on those flights...
A final US CIS filing fee increase rule was published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2016 [81 FR 73292]. The new fees will become effective 60 days later, on December 23, 2016. "Applications or petitions mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed on or after December 23, 2016 must include the new fee amount ."