US immigration dept.

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by SPOCAHP ANAR, May 24, 2002.


    SPOCAHP ANAR G&G Enthusiast

    Does anyone know how many visas they have issued for people from Middle Easten countries since 9/11?

    Last edited: May 24, 2002
  2. Shaun

    Shaun G&G Evangelist

    is that since Sept. or as a whole over many years?

  3. colt45

    colt45 Guest

    Still way to many no matter what the time span.
  4. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    Rules for getting VISAS and/or Passports

    With a world population of 3billion +/- I'm not sure if 60,000 visas is too high or not. It's fairly easy for most people to get either a visa or a passport but the rules vary from country to country.

    Here's the U.S. Consulate's requirements as provided on their website:

    Passport and Visa's

    Passport Validity
    Please contact nearest Embassy/Consulate

    Required, but NOT by the following:

    1) Holders of National Identity Cards issued to nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece,
    Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, San Marino & Switzerland

    2) Holders of a British Emergency Certificate issued to nationals of United Kingdom in transit

    3) Holders of an Identity Card issued to Deputies of the Consultative Committee of the Council of Europe & Italian
    Government officials

    4) Holders of a Travel Document for refugees issued according to the London Convention 1946 and the Geneva
    Convention 1951 issued by the government of their country of residence ie Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany,
    Great Britain (Geneva Convention), Iceland, Ireland Rep, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden
    & Switzerland

    5) Military personnel of NATO member countries holding identity cards and movement or leave orders 6) Holders of
    Laissez-Passer issued by United Nations, the European Coal and Steel Community, the Organisation for Economic
    Co-operation and Development and the European Atomic Agency

    7) Holders of a valid Seaman Book travelling on duty provided holding proof of embarking a vessel in the
    Netherlands, or in transit to embark outside the Netherlands or being repatriated. Applicable to nationals of
    Belgium, Canada*, C.I.S. (former USSR)+, Cote d'Ivoire+, Czech Rep+, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
    Ghana+,, Greece, Hong Kong+, India+, Ireland Rep, Israel+, Italy, Luxembourg, Madagascar+, Netherlands,
    Nigeria+, Norway, Pakistan, Poland+, Portugal, Singapore+, Slovakia+, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad &
    Tobago, United Kingdom, United States* & Yugoslavia

    * Issuance of Seaman Books is possible to nationals of another country. Such nationals will require a visa unless
    exempt as noted under `Visas' below + Issuance of Seaman Books is possible to nationals of another country.
    Holders must also hold a valid visa

    Required, but NOT by the following:
    1) Nationals of the Netherlands

    2) Holders of British passports being 'Citizen of the United Kingdom'. If passport is endorsed 'British Dependent
    Territories Citizen' or 'British National Overseas Citizen' the passport must also bear the endorsement `holder is
    entitled to readmission into the UK' or proof of readmission to the country of passport issuance

    3) Nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium (except `Protege Belge'), Brazil, Brunei Darussalam,
    Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Rep, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France (except
    `Protege Francais'), Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland Rep, Israel, Italy, Japan,
    Korea (South), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand,
    Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,
    Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City & Venezuela

    4) Holders of official & diplomatic passports issued to nationals of Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco, Pakistan, Senegal,
    Thailand, Tunisia & Turkey

    Required by nationals of Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Congo Dem Rep, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq,
    Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka & Syria, however this does not apply if the above mentioned nationals hold:
    (a) a residence permit (indefinite stay) for one of the EEA countries, Canada or the United States.
    (b) a confirmed ticket where the applicant is not leaving the transit lounge

    Re-Entry Permits
    Residence Permit required by returning alien residents to be obtained prior to departure

    Special Notes
    Member of Schengen Visa Agreement, however we strongly recommend that travellers make enquiries prior to
    travel with the appropriate Embassies of the countries within the agreement which they plan to visit.

  5. colt45

    colt45 Guest

    Should be alot shorter.
    If you can't read write a speak english don't bother.
    If you come from a country that has openly stated hostilitys tword the US don't bother.If you want an student visa go home when your done.
    I think its time to turn the flame down on the melting pot and scape of the slag.