Abby Rupp U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs January 26, 2009
<ul><li>“ In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to ...
 
<ul><li>Embassy/Consular Agency/ Consulate/Consular Section </li></ul><ul><li>Over 8,000 consular officers worldwide </li>...
<ul><li>FY08:  Record issuance of F1/M1/J1s (710,631) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9% increase over FY 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
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<ul><li>CEAC :  Consular Electronic Application Center  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based visa application platform </li></u...
<ul><li>Country of Birth or Citizenship </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Country-based requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>P...
<ul><li>Administrative Processing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some cases are averaging 90 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F/M/J ...
<ul><li>NEW!   Student/Exchange Visitor Visa Center  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Visa Office Public Inquiries Unit <...
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    1. 1. Abby Rupp U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs January 26, 2009
    2. 2. <ul><li>“ In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>               — Eric Hoffer </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>Embassy/Consular Agency/ Consulate/Consular Section </li></ul><ul><li>Over 8,000 consular officers worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Average interview: 3 to 5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>90% of posts have overall wait times less than 30 days </li></ul><ul><li>Over 600 new consular positions worldwide since September 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>97% of qualified applicants receive visas within two days </li></ul>06/07/09
    4. 5. <ul><li>FY08: Record issuance of F1/M1/J1s (710,631) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9% increase over FY 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>26% increase over FY 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record issuances in China (40% increase), Middle East (26% increase), Brazil (24% increase) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See www.travel.state.gov for full statistics </li></ul></ul>06/07/09
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    6. 7. <ul><li>CEAC : Consular Electronic Application Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based visa application platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online NIV Application </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DS-1648: Required for domestic A, G, NATO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DS-160: Currently operational in seven posts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check individual embassy sites </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Online IV Application </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DS-260: In development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Unified NIV appointment system (101 posts) </li></ul><ul><li>Online fee payment (used for IV applicants) </li></ul>06/07/09
    7. 8. <ul><li>Country of Birth or Citizenship </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Country-based requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal Info/Characteristics of Applicant </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IDENT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CLASS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Fields of Study or Research </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mantis </li></ul></ul></ul>06/07/09
    8. 9. <ul><li>Administrative Processing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some cases are averaging 90 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F/M/J applicants expedited </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reuse/Reissuance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can waive interview for some applicants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission Mexico, Taipei, Moscow, Beijing, Tel Aviv and more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Services for Other Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Applicant Service Centers </li></ul>06/07/09
    9. 10. <ul><li>NEW! Student/Exchange Visitor Visa Center [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Visa Office Public Inquiries Unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(202) 663-1225 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) - Chapter 22 www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of State Visa Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.travel.state.gov/visa </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.foia.state.gov/REGS/Search.asp </li></ul></ul>06/07/09
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