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Department of State (DOS) Announces Some Visa Reciprocity Updates

The Department of State (DOS) announced changes to the Country Reciprocity Tables.  The Country Reciprocity Tables list additional visa fees that must be paid by nationals of certain countries when applying for certain types nonimmigrant visa stamps at US Consulates abroad.  The Tables also list whether applicants of a certain country are subject to a limited number of admissions and/or the validity period of their visa has a limited length of time.  Visa applicants should review these tables closely prior to making a visa application at a Consulate abroad.  The Tables also list country-specific documents that applicants must obtain for immigrant visa cases.  In this regard, the most recent DOS update provides the following country-specific updates:

Area/Country of Change



Updated police records information

Macau S.A.R.

Updated the cost of obtaining a police certificate


Updated internal residence documents section


Updated travel document section

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About this Author

Ian R. Macdonald, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Atlanta, Immigration, Labor and Employment Attorney

Ian R. Macdonald is Co-Chair of the Business Immigration & Compliance Practice and Co-Chairs the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s International Employment, Immigration & Workforce Strategies group. He focuses his practice on developing, assessing and managing global mobility programs for multinational companies on a range of challenges affecting the movement of people capital domestically and internationally, including secondment agreements, benefits transferability, local host country employment concerns and immigration.

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