Immigration Law Update #1: Karachi Consulate Expanding Visa Service from Feb 1

The U.S. Consulate General Karachi announced that they are expanding visa services in their new office building. Beginning February 1, 2011, all residents of Sindh and Balochistan should apply in Karachi for the following nonimmigrant visa categories:

Business travel (B1)

Tourist visas for senior citizens over the age of 65 (B2)

Renewals of tourist visas that have expired within the past year (B1/B2)

Crew Members (C1/D)

Student and Exchange Visitors (F,J,M)

Journalists (I)

Petition-based visas, including temporary worker and intracompany transferees, traders and investors, persons of extraordinary ability, artists or entertainers, and religious workers. (H,E,L,P,O,R)

Individuals interested in traveling to the United States as tourists, who are not traveling for business purposes, not renewing a visa that has expired in the past year, or persons who are not over the age of 65, must still apply for their tourist visas in Islamabad until further notice.

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