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Notice to US visa applicants: Visas and validity will change
Non-immigrant visa charges and validity are subject to change. 1 ) What is a non-immigrant visa issuing charge? Non-immigrant visa seekers from certain jurisdictions may be charged a visa charge after their visa request has been accepted. The charges are mutual: if a non-U.S. administration charges U.S. nationals for certain kinds of visa, the United States will charge the nationals of that state a mutual charge for similar kinds of visa.
Currently, about one third of Myanmar's citizens in Yangon are seeking a visa for tourists. TCO for a visa holder receiving a visa will drop from $192 to $160 for a three-month B 2 visa. However, some charges will rise. 3 ) What if I have already requested my visa?
Old charges and validity are valid for applications submitted before 9 April. New charges and validity are applicable to visa holders who have applied for a visa on or after 9 April, regardless of the date of filing. 4 ) Why do Myanmar citizens have to contribute the $160 Non-Immigrant Visa Applications Fee if Myanmar does not have a similar fee for US citizens?
Whilst most visa seekers have to cover the visa request charge, the issuing charge (sometimes also referred to as the "reciprocity charge") is only billed to an admitted non-immigrant visa seeker after the visa consultation. 5 ) Why is the United States reviewing the validity of visas and charges for Myanmar citizens? It is part of a global verification of the visa mutuality regime needed under US legislation.
In the course of this inspection, the State Department noted differences between Myanmar's visa regimes and those of the United States. U.S. legislation demands that U.S. visa charges and invalidity be treated as far as feasible. United States is legally obliged to adapt charges and application to Myanmar's practice.
No, the presidential decree demands that the State Department revise all agreements on the visa waiver agreement around the world to make sure that US citizens are granted the kind of visa waiver in respect of validity and charges that US citizens are entitled to under US legislation. It applies the same standards to all states around the world when assessing their visa plans and any mismatch.
Reciprocal US legislation requires the Department to rectify these global disparities for all those jurisdictions that are not able to reconcile their visa regime with that of the United States. 7 ) Which other states are affected by this global audit? Any non-immigrant visa reciprocity regulations around the world are verified in accordance with the Executive Order of the President.
Regulation 13780, which the President of the Republic of Lithuania has just adopted in March 2017, obliges the Ministry of Commonwealth of Independent States to carry out a global verification of reciprocal treatment of non-immigrant visas. Following extensive bi-lateral consultation with overseas government, decision making will take place on a continuing roll-forward footing to ensure the visa reciprocal agreement between the United States and overseas countries is equal.