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How to Communicate with the Consular Section at U.S. Embassy - Dhaka
As part of U.S. Embassy – Dhaka’s efforts to improve customer service and facilitate public outreach for consular customers, the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that the Consular Section’s Information Unit will receive and process all inquiries related to immigrant and nonimmigrant visa inquiries solely via email. In addition, the Consular Section will no longer accept mailed or faxed correspondence. This new standard is intended to ensure that communications are fully documented and consistent from one customer to the next.
The U.S. Embassy’s website contains detailed information for all consular services and answers to most questions. If the needed information cannot be found on the website, individuals may contact the Consular Section by email.
• For inquiries related to immigration visas, the email address is DhakaIV@state.gov.
With the exception of emergencies involving American citizens, anyone calling by phone will be advised to send their inquiry by email to DhakaACS@state.gov. Questions will generally not be answered over the phone.
Regarding USCIS Immigrant Fee
All individuals issued immigrant visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the United States. Only prospective adoptive parents whose child(ren) is/are entering the United States under either the Orphan or Hague Process, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants who were employed by the U.S. government, returning residents, and those issued K visas are exempt from the new fee. The below USCIS website has more details on the new fee, including contact information for USCIS, if there are further questions: www.USCIS.gov/immigrantfee
Immigrant Visas (IVs) allow a citizen of another country to enter the United States to live and work there on a permanent basis. Except for Diversity Visas (DVs), all IVs require a petition to be filed with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services http://www.uscis.gov/ through the Department of Homeland Security.
Under U.S. law, IVs are generally reserved for persons who are either close relatives of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, or who have been hired to work in jobs that the government has determined cannot be filled by U.S. citizens due to a shortage of Americans with the skills needed to perform these jobs. Most immigration to the United States is initiated by a close relative or employer who submits a petition on the applicant’s behalf in the United States.
For more information regarding rules and procedures, legal permanent residency, petition-based visas of all types, and forms, please visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website at http://www.uscis.gov/ or the Bureau of Consular Affairs website at http://travel.state.gov/.
The following websites may also be helpful for more information on types of visas, entry procedures and consular services:
The US Visa Website – http://travel.state.gov/visa/
The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) Immigrant Visa Website – http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/immigrants_1340.html
The Visa Bulletin – http://travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_1360.html
Instructions for IV Applicants Scheduled for an Interview
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