Effective immediately - Mar 22nd.All passport renewal and add pages process please enclose the fee in the form of a personal check or money order.
Make checks payable to "U.S. Department of State."
The full name and date of birth of the applicant must be typed or printed on the front of the check.
Effective immediately - Jan 19th.
US passport holders ONLY: 10 yr multiple entry visas with a maximum stay of 60 days stay for each visit are available. The are no additional documents are necessary; check the last box in section 2.2 and type 10yr visa. Travelers must have 1 yr validity or more on their passports to qualify. However, the 10yr visa is up to the discretion of the consulate, it is not always guaranteed.
Effective immediately - Oct 16th. The consulate is requiring all travelers to have an itineraryshowing a departure date of at least 4 weeks from the day of submissionto the consulate. They will not accept any applications showing adeparture date sooner than 4 weeks.