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How Do The New Restrictions on Visa Waiver Program (VWP) (Effective Date: December 18th, 2015) Impact Other Visa Applications at Consular Offices Abroad?

Posted by ehayden on January 4, 2016

Recently, on December 18th, 2015, the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 2029) was signed into law. In addition to funding the government through September 30th, 2016, the bill includes provisions that change the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) some of which take effect immediately. Though at this point it remains unclear how Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other agencies will take steps to implement and enforce the new laws, it remains unclear at this juncture what impact this change will have n other visa processing. However, it is highly likely that this new law will impact those that are seeking Visitor (B-1/B-2) Visas (and other Visa types) at U.S. Consulte offices abroad.