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Boarding foils

If you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR) who has been outside of the United States for less than a year, but your resident card (“green card”) is lost, stolen, or damaged, you will need to apply for a travel document, also known as a “boarding foil.”  If your 10-year LPR card is expired, you ...
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Do not use false documents

We understand that applying for a travel visa to the United States can seem complicated.  Many people incorrectly believe that hiring a visa consultant is necessary, and that obtaining false documents will help their chances of getting an approval.  Nothing could be farther from the truth. The U.S. Embassy recommends that you always fill out ...
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CBP Issues Withhold Release Order on Central Romana Corporation Limited

Agency will detain imports of raw sugar and sugar-based products produced by Central Romana Corporation Limited WASHINGTON — Effective November 23, 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel at all U.S. ports of entry will detain raw sugar and sugar-based products produced in the Dominican Republic by Central Romana Corporation Limited (Central Romana). CBP ...
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Interview waiver visa renewal

Most applicants applying to renew their visa do not require an interview at the embassy by an embassy official. If qualified, these applicants complete a non-immigrant visa application online and schedule an appointment at the Visa Service Center (VAC) to take their biometrics and leave their passport.  Embassy officials then adjudicate the applications.  Each passport ...
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Alert: Ongoing Dominican Migration Enforcement

This message is to advise U.S. citizens that in recent months travelers to the Dominican Republic have reported being delayed, detained, or subject to heightened questioning at ports of entry and in other encounters with immigration officials based on their skin color. Reports of disparate treatment of U.S. citizens by Dominican authorities are a matter of ...
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