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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

The United States has begun implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Fire at The Address Hotel in Dubai

The  U.S. Consulate General in Dubai   suggests that U.S. citizens avoid the area of the fire at The Address Hotel, near the Dubai Mall.  We urge U.S. citizens to obey any instructions of the Dubai police and other first responders on the scene. We reiterate our security message of November 22, which stated that‎ U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high ...
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Message for US Citizens: Visa Page Inserts Discontinued January 1, 2016

The Department of State will discontinue the consular service of adding additional visa pages to U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016. Visa page inserts pose vulnerabilities to passport security by diminishing the effect of the radio frequency blocking material to prevent unauthorized reading of ePassports. The determination to eliminate the visa page insert service was ...
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U.S. Embassy and Consulate to Co-Host EducationUSA University Fair in Dubai September 2

Expect to hear a lot of talk about the ABCs of the university admissions process in the United States next month in Dubai. College representatives and student advisors from the region will be talking about how to make the process for international students as easy as 1-2-3. The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Consulate ...
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