The Visa Bulletin is a monthly, free e-newsletter that provides all of the latest visa bulletin information. This year's edition is out now and you can see the full list of visa requirements.
In the Visa Bulletin, the latest visa rules are broken down into three sections. The first section deals with new visa waivers which will go into effect in January. Then, there is the General Visa Bulletin that deals with visa rules that will become effective on January 1, 2020.
In the second part of the visa bulletin, the new visa rules are broken down into three categories. The first category deals with the revised application process, and the second category cover the new changes to the visa waiver programs.
In the third category, the new changes to the Visa Waiver Program are detailed. This includes the elimination of the “special rules” for the U.S. Consulate and the waiver for those in Cuba. Finally, the Visa Waiver Program is broken down into categories that apply to Mexico and those that apply to the Dominican Republic.
Each of these three sections contains the latest Visa Bulletin that was published in the United States. Each visa bulletin will detail the requirements for all of the countries listed as a Visa Waiver Program in the United States.
The Visa Bulletin provides updates about the visa waiver programs that apply to countries outside of the United States, and which will continue to affect travelers to the U.S. in the coming months. For example, the current Visa Bulletin outlines the new Visa Waiver Rule for Mexico. This rule requires any traveler who plans to travel to Mexico that requires an immigrant visa to obtain one prior to departure. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that Mexican nationals traveling to the United States are not receiving an illegal immigrant visa in the United States.
If you plan to travel to Mexico or another Latin American country, this year's Visa Bulletin contains a series of tips on how to avoid getting caught in this rule. There are specific instructions on how to prepare the correct documents and how to document all family members for a visa waiver, and what you must do if you have a child who might qualify.
If you don't have the correct paperwork when you travel, or if you are stopped at the border due to incorrect documentation, the United States Department of State can deny your entry to the country. and can cause you to be denied entry back into the country.
In the fourth category, the new Visa Bulletin details the rules for the Dominican Republic. The previous Visa Bulletin stated that people planning to travel to the Dominican Republic would need to obtain a passport and submit to a security background check. This has been changed to state that if the traveler needs a passport they can obtain one at the nearest post office. There are special considerations to make with regards to family members traveling with you, however, and the process is outlined in this bulletin.
Another visa bulletin topic to be aware of for this country is the requirement that people traveling with a spouse or a dependent child must prove that each has a valid work permit from their home country. or another nation, even if the passport holder does not have this type of permit. If they have this type of documentation, they can still use the Passport card and enter the country. However, the card cannot be used to travel to the United States, unless they have a work permit.
The fifth visa bulletin for this country concerns the changes made to the Dominican Republic visa waiver program. The rules were initially written to apply to a group of Caribbean nations which were originally added to the list in February 2020.
According to the Visa Bulletin, anyone traveling to the Dominican Republic can now apply for a Visa Waiver, provided that they meet one or more of the following conditions. They must have resided in the Caribbean region for a year, or if they will be spending six months or less at any one particular country, they must also be a citizen of that country.
When it comes to these Caribbean nations, many people mistakenly believe that the United States no longer allows travelers to enter them using a passport, but this is not true. The visa bulletin advises that you check with your local embassy to ensure you are still allowed to apply.