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Important Update: Immigrant Visa Interview Appointment

Important Update: If your immigrant visa interview appointment is scheduled after August 31, 2022, you will visit the embassy at least twice.  The first visit will be for a Document Review & Biometrics and the second visit for your visa interview. First Visit: Document Review & Biometrics Your first visit to the embassy is for Document Review to ... Read More»

H-2 Visa Program

Under the H-2 visa program, applicants can legally work temporarily in the United States in agriculture, construction, forestry, landscaping, and many other types of industries. The H-2A visa is for temporary agricultural work while the H-2B visa is for temporary or seasonal non-agricultural work. Read More»

New Visa Restriction Policy for Transportation Operators Facilitating Irregular Migration

New Visa Restriction Policy for Transportation Operators Facilitating Irregular Migration to the United States PRESS STATEMENT MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 21, 2024 The State Department is today implementing a new visa restriction policy under Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 212(a)(3)(C) that targets owners, executives, and senior officials of charter flight, ground, and maritime ... Read More»

Inauguration of PriceSmart Santa Ana.

U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador William Duncan attended the inauguration of the fourth PriceSmart Club in the city of Santa Ana. The new club, which was built with a $20 million investment and will generate 110 new jobs, contributes to economic growth in western El Salvador and reiterates the commitment of U.S. companies to strengthen ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with President-elect Nayib Bukele of El Salvador

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 8, 2024 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with El Salvador’s President-elect Nayib Bukele. The Secretary congratulated President-elect Bukele on his February 4 electoral victory. The Secretary reiterated his commitment to prioritizing good governance, inclusive economic prosperity, fair trial ... Read More»

Press Statement on the Decision of Salvadoran Court to Issue Arrest Warrants for Elected Officials Involved in 1993 Amnesty Law

The U.S. government expresses its deep concern regarding the December 22 decision of an investigative court to issue arrest warrants for former deputies in leadership positions during the 1993 Legislative Assembly — Rubén Ignacio Zamora Rivas, Luis Roberto Angulo Samayoa, Raúl Antonio Peña Flores, and Raúl Manuel Somoza Alfaro — as well as former President Alfredo ... Read More»

Ambassador William Duncan attended Partnership For Central America Conference

The U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, William Duncan, attended the Partnership For Central America conference, where he actively emphasized the promotion of new international investments, mainly those made by U.S. companies. He also highlighted the need for more effective collaboration between the government and the private sector to take advantage of future economic opportunities in ... Read More»