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Obama asks for review of fiance visa programme

President Barack Obama has asked the US Department of Homeland Security and the State Department to review the K-1 fiance visa programme that was used by a couple responsible for a mass shooting in California last week, a White House official sa

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Obama asks for review of fiance visa programme

President Barack Obama has asked the US Department of Homeland Security and the State Department to review the K-1 fiance visa programme that was used by a couple responsible for a mass shooting in California last week, a White House official sa

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US tightens visa waiver programme

The White House announced changes to the US visa waiver programme on Monday so that security officials can more closely screen travellers from 38 countries allowed to enter the United States without obtaining visas before they travel.

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US visa system ‘won’t be on-line until next week’

The US State Department does not expect to resolve a technical problem affecting travel visas before next week, a spokesman said on Wednesday. "Our Bureau of Consular Affairs continues to experiences problems with the visa sy

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US stops 20 Iran officials attending UN assembly

The US has denied visas to about 20 Iranian government officials hoping to attend next week's United Nations General Assembly, including two ministers, Iran's Fars news agency reported. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadineja

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US visa services returning to normal

Visa services for those travelling to the US will return to normal on Sunday, the American Embassy said in a statement. It said applicants should schedule an appointment and complete all necessary application forms through the embassy'

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Tourists urged to apply early for US visas

Bahrain residents planning to travel to the US in the summer have been advised to apply now for visas. The US Embassy is expecting a peak application period this summer, especially in May and June. It advised travellers to plan ahead and s

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Warning over fake US visa e-mail scam

A warning has gone out over an e-mail lottery scam, which cons people into thinking they have won a US visa. The US Embassy yesterday urged people to ignore the e-mail, along with fake websites posing as official US Government sites.

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New rules for US visas

The US Embassy has released details of new visa application procedures for Bahrain residents wishing to visit the country. As of March 1, all applicants must submit an online application. More information can be obtained at

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Iran official 'denied US visa for UN meeting'

Tehran's UN envoy has accused the United States of denying Iran's first vice president and members of his delegation visas to attend a UN conference on the global financial crisis. 'I am indeed delivering this speech on behalf

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