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Requesting Authentication Services

You can request authentication services in three ways: 1. By Mail. You should expect delays in processing your authentications request during the COVID-19 pandemic. It may take us 5-6 weeks to process your request form the date we receive it. Please consider waiting to send your request until we resume normal operations.

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Visa Services Operating Status Update

Visa Services Operating Status Update. As worldwide restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic begin to ease, and in line with the President’s proclamation regarding the safe resumption of international travel , the Bureau of Consular Affairs will focus on reducing wait times for all consular services at our embassies and consulates overseas

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Notarial and Authentication Services of U.S. Consular

What fees are charged for consular notarial and authentication services abroad? Effective July 13, 2021 there is a $50.00 fee for each notarial service and a $50.00 fee for each authentication service provided by a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. Fees may be paid in cash or by certified check or money order.

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COVID-19 Testing Required for U.S. Entry

COVID-19 Testing Required for U.S. Entry. Effective December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers two years of age and over entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test result a negative taken no more than 1 day before departure , or proof …

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Important Announcement on Waivers of the Interview

The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has authorized consular officers through the end of 2022 to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain temporary employment nonimmigrant visa applicants who have a petition approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Egypt International Travel Information

For emergency services in Egypt, dial 123. Ambulance services are not widely available and training and availability of emergency responders may be below U.S. standards. Insurance: Travelers should make sure their health insurance plan covers them when outside of the United States. The U.S Embassy cannot pay medical bills.

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New York Passport Agency

You must make an appointment to apply at a passport agency.Due to limited availability for urgent travel appointments, we cannot guarantee you service at a passport agency or center. To make an appointment, you must call 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY). Se habla español.

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Authenticate Your Document

Effective July 15, 2021, authentication fees have increased to $20, per document, for all services, including rejections and requests that are not ready to be processed by our office because they require additional certification. Please make sure to mail the correct fee with your request to avoid any delays in service.

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Suspension of Routine Visa Services

Suspension of Routine Visa Services. In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Embassies and consulates may now enter a phased resumption of visa services. As resources allow, embassies and consulates

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Visa Bulletin For January 2022

Number 61 Volume X Washington, D.C. View as Printer Friendly PDF. A. STATUTORY NUMBERS This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during January for: “Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the …

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U.S. Embassy/Consulate-Specific Information

External links to other Internet sites and listings of private entities on this page are provided as a convenience and should not be construed as the U.S. Department of State or U.S. government endorsement of the entity, its views, the products or services it provides, or the accuracy of information contained therein.

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Passport Information for Law Enforcement

Please notify Passport Services when a subject is apprehended, when the warrant is quashed or when passport action is no longer needed. If a lookout is allowed to remain in the passport system after these events, it will result in inconvenience.

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Reporting U.S. Passport or Visa Fraud

Reporting U.S. Passport or Visa Fraud. The Department of State takes U.S. passport and visa fraud very seriously. We also want to ensure applicants do not fall victim to scams perpetrated by individuals falsely claiming to offer passport or visa services, or otherwise represent the U.S. government. If you are aware of fraud associated with a U

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Customer Service Statement

Customer Service Statement. The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States. We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Travel to …

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Homestudies and Adoption Placement Services Accreditation

The Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME) reports that on April 6, 2020, Homestudies and Adoption Placement Services (HAPS) voluntarily relinquished their accreditation to provide intercountry adoption services. Agencies or persons that are not accredited or approved may not act as a primary provider but may perform

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Courier and Expeditor Companies

Courier companies charge additional fees for their services. You are still required to appear in person at an acceptance facility if applying on Form DS …

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Office of Passport Services, U.S. Department of State

The Office of Passport Services, U.S. Department of State would like to better serve the American public’s need for passport services in the coming months and years. To do this we are conducting interviews with Americans ages 18 and older. Whether you/your household require passport services or not, your participation in this study can help our

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U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany

Premium Home Delivery: Delivered to the address indicated in your profile via UPS delivery services. Please ensure that your name, as stated in your profile, is also on the mailbox as otherwise the courier will not be able to deliver it. UPS will make up to three delivery attempts; after that the shipment will be returned to sender.

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Family & Community Services, Inc. dba Family Adoption

Family & Community Services, Inc. dba Family Adoption Consultants’ Accreditation Expiration. The Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME) notified the Department that that Family & Community Services, Inc. dba Family Adoption Consultants did not apply for renewal of accreditation and on November 13, 2021, Family

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U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs

in hand-carry services with a passport agency on a Company’s behalf. 3. An employee of a Company may be listed and registered as providing hand-carry services on behalf of more than one (1) Company at a passport agency. However,

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United States Department of State Passport Services

Passport Services REQUEST FOR FILE SEARCH AND VERIFICATION OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP Last Name: First and Middle Name(s): Date and Place of Birth: Select the Document for Which You are Submitting This Request Passport Book Passport Card Consular Report of Birth Abroad Name as Listed in Document: Date of Issue: y Date of Expiration:

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Visa Bulletin For December 2021

Visa Bulletin For December 2021. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during December for: “Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center.

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Lutheran Social Services of Colorado dba Lutheran Family

Families working with Lutheran Social Services of Colorado dba Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains should contact them directly with questions about case or record transfer. We also encourage families to review the information published by IAAME about selecting a primary provider/adoption service provider and the accreditation/approval

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Administrative Processing Information

Administrative Processing Information. There are only two possible outcomes for complete and executed U.S. visa applications (absent a visa sanction against a country under Section 243 (d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act). The consular officer will either issue or refuse the visa.

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How to Get my U.S. Passport Fast

Delivery to us: Purchase Priority Mail Express from the United States Postal Service for faster shipping of your application to us. The price for this service varies depending on the area of the country. Return to you: Pay $18.32 for 1-2 day delivery. This means you will receive your passport 1-2 days after we send it.

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Become a Passport Acceptance Facility

A Passport Acceptance Facility is a public sector office that is designated to accept and execute passport applications on our behalf. Passport Acceptance Facilities verify the information of applicants using Form DS-11, which includes all first-time applicants and all minors. You then send these verified applications to us, and we process the

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Rescission of Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983

The resumption of routine visa services during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, prioritized after services to U.S. citizens, will occur on a post-by-post basis, consistent with the Department’s guidance for safely returning our workforce to Department facilities. U.S. Embassies and Consulates have continued to provide emergency and mission

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Merger and Loss of Accreditation of Golden Cradle Adoption

On March 20, 2020, the Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME) notified the Department of State that, effective January 1, 2020, Golden Cradle Adoption Services, Inc. (Golden Cradle), an accredited Adoption Service Provider, had merged with Center for Family Service, Inc., an unaccredited entity.

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National Visa Center (NVC) Immigrant Visa Backlog Report

Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected the Department of State’s ability to process immigrant visa applications. U.S. embassies and consulates are working to resume routine visa services on a location-by-location basis as expeditiously as possible in a …

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Contact U.S. Passports

External links to other Internet sites and listings of private entities on this page are provided as a convenience and should not be construed as the U.S. Department of State or U.S. government endorsement of the entity, its views, the products or services it provides, or the accuracy of information contained therein.

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Adoption Notice: DRC Adoption Services, LLC dba Africa

Africa Adoption Services will not seek to renew their approval. Agencies that are not accredited or approved may not act as a primary provider but may perform services for intercountry adoption under the supervision of an accredited or approved adoption service provider so long as they meet the requirements of 96.35(a).

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Where to Apply for a Passport Nationwide

Passport Acceptance Facility Search Page. This site will allow you to find the nearest location to apply for a passport. It is provided by the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Passport Services/Customer Service, which designates many post offices, clerks of court, public libraries and other state, county, township

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Bay Area Adoption Services Accreditation Relinquishment

Bay Area Adoption Services Accreditation Relinquishment. The Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME) reports that on December 31, 2019, Bay Area Adoption Services (BAAS) voluntarily relinquished their accreditation to provide intercountry adoption services. Agencies or persons that are not accredited or approved may

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Ukraine Travel Advisory

The U.S. government prohibits its employees from traveling to Crimea and is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Crimea. Donetsk and Luhansk – Do Not Travel Russia-led forces control areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, where the ongoing armed conflict has resulted in more than 13,000 deaths.

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The Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper

The Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME) reports that on August 23, 2019, The Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc. (LSS of WI and MI) voluntarily relinquished its accreditation to provide intercountry adoption services. Agencies or persons that are not accredited or approved may not act as

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Chicago Passport Agency

Find out if you're eligible. To apply at this passport agency, you must meet all of the following requirements: Make an appointment by calling 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Our appointment line is closed on the weekend and on federal holidays. We do not charge a fee to make appointments.

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FAQ: Foreign Providers for Incoming Adoption Cases

A primary provider will need to provide adoption services, if there are any remaining adoption services to be provided– such as arranging the adoption for the identified child, determining that the adoptive placement is appropriate and in the best interest of the child, and conducting post-placement monitoring – ethically and in accordance

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Solomon Islands International Travel Information

For emergency services in Solomon Islands, call St. Johns Ambulance service (+677) 38160 or (+677) 73 98566. Ambulance services are: Generally available in Honiara but training and availability of emergency responders may be below U.S. standards. Not present throughout the rest of the country or are unreliable except in Honiara.

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International Family Services, Inc.'s Accreditation Suspended

This adoption service provider has provided adoption services in Bulgaria, China, Ethiopia, India, Moldova, Serbia, and Ukraine. Persons with an open case with International Family Services, Inc. should contact the adoption service provider directly to find out how the suspension will affect their adoption services.

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