US Embassy Resumes Medical Examination for Visa Applicants

first_imgAfter suspension of medical examinations to immigrant and diversity visa applicants in Liberia for several months, the United States Embassy near Monrovia has announced the resumption of the process, beginning today, February 16.  Visa activities were suspended in Liberia and transferred to Ghana because of the exacerbating Ebola epidemic that affected the country since last year.A medical examination completed by an approved panel of physicians is a requirement for all immigrant and diversity visa applications., a U.S. Embassy release states.  The U.S Embassy urges visa applicants in Liberia previously scheduled for an immigrant or a diversity visa interview to follow the updated instructions concerning medical examinations on its website.  It further advises all visa applicants, both immigrant and diversity, to review the revised instructions for obtaining a medical examination, indicating that future applicants should review the website and contact the panel physician directly to schedule a medical exam before their interview date.  The Consular Section, urges all immigrant and diversity visa applicants to expect extended wait times as its panel of physicians work to schedule applicants whose cases have been pending.  It clarifies that applicants may still travel to another country for medical exams if approved by the panel of physicians associated with the Embassy or Consulate in that country.  Since Ebola worsened in Liberia last year, travelers from Liberia to the USA have been undergoing most of their processes in other West African countries, including Ghana.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, cautioned American Embassy staffs families last year to avoid making nonessential travels to the Ebola affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. With favorable reports of reduction in new cases in Liberia, the U.S. Government recently lifted the ban, thus paving the way for travelers to travel to and from Liberia.  The reported positive development also led President Barack Obama to announce the withdrawal of most of the U.S. troops from Liberia at the end of April.  What remains, according to travelers, is building full confidence in Liberians wishing to travel to the United States and the resumption of Delta Airlines flights to Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Arsenal and Inter Milan locked in battle to sign Ligue 1 ‘wonderkid’

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Sarr dribbles with the ball during a Ligue 1 game Latest Transfer News His outstanding displays last season earned him a place on the Golden Boy shortlist, where he scored five goals and registered three assists.According to the Daily Mirror, Inter Milan are preparing a £20million offer for the youngster in anticipation for a move.However, Rennes are adamant he will not be sold in the New Year – meaning a bidding war involving Arsenal could take place.Sarr scored a sensational goal in the Europa League last week and has drawn comparisons with Dembele for his pace, trickery and direct style of play. Ismaila Sarr is wanted by both Arsenal and Inter Milan ahead of the January transfer window, according to reports.The Senegal international represented his country at the World Cup in Russia and has been likened to Barcelona superstar Ousmane Dembele. If Sarr turns out to be anything like Ousmane Dembele, £20million would be a snip Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED center_img IN DEMAND 2 RANKED targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Although boss Unai Emery has several wide options available to him at the Emirates, it is believed Sarr’s attacking verve and  versatility.Primarily right-footed, the forward has the capabilities to play across all the attacking midfield positions and also up front.last_img read more