US changes its visa regime for Slovaks

THE US Embassy in Slovakia has reduced by three-fifths the validity period of working visas issued to Slovak citizens.

THE US Embassy in Slovakia has reduced by three-fifths the validity period of working visas issued to Slovak citizens.

In a statement posted on its website noting that “the US visa regime works according to the principle of reciprocity” and that “after several years of negotiations, the Slovak government has been unable to increase visa validity for Americans working in Slovakia beyond two years”, the embassy informed applicants that the validity of non-immigrant visa categories for Slovaks had been reduced from the current five years with multiple entries, to two years with multiple entries, effective immediately.

A $60 “reciprocity fee”, payable at the US Embassy at the time of interview for a US visa, has also been added.


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