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U.S. Department of State Resources

Business Visa Center
The Business Visa Center is a State Department information resource for temporary visitors (B1/B2 visas) and meeting organizers.

Information on Recent Consular Developments
Visa Policy News and Visa Policy Telegrams

Visa Policy Updates

Statistical Reports
Reports of statistical information on immigrant and non-immigrant visa issuance

Department of Homeland Security Resources

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program are now subject to the enhanced security requirements of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). ESTA is an automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and whether such travel poses any law enforcement or security risk. 

Crossing U.S. Borders
Information on document requirements for the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Resources

U.S. Ports-of-Entry
Arrival procedures at U.S. Ports-of-Entry

Suspension of Transit Without Visa (TWOV) and International-to-International Transit (ITI) Programs
TWOV and ITI Programs

Other Resources

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Visa regulatory updates from the Association of International Educators

Institute of International Education 
Report on international educational exchange (OpenDoors Online)

Association of American Universities (AAU)
AAU reports on visa and immigration issues

ICSU: International Council for Science
On Freedom, Responsibility and Universality of Science

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