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CLINIC staff and affiliate members visited the National Visa Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on July 18. NVC Director Conn Schrader welcomed the group and Assistant Director Becky Austin provided an overview of processing at NVC. Following a tour of the facility, NVC staff answered the participants’ questions. This resource summarizes information provided during the visit.

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The Department of State (DOS) briefly changed the requirements for sponsors who must submit evidence of tax filing, along with the affidavit of support. The DOS website indicated that sponsors must submit a tax transcript rather than a copy of the Form 1040 that they filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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Mexican nationals, or other immigrants who have lived in Mexico for more than six months, who are 18 years old or older, must now include police certificates with immigrant visa applications.