Re: Visas

Mark Jacobson

Visas were required for entry to the US beginning in 1924, you could obtain them earlier (my grandparents did, in 1922) but the law requiring them began in 1924. Visas from 1924-1944 are held by USCIS and copies can be obtained from them: Visa Files, July 1, 1924 - March 31, 1944

Mark Jacobson
Past President, JGSPBCI
Gesher Galicia Board member
JRI-Poland Town Leader Boryslaw and Drohobycz
Boca Raton, FL

On Sunday, October 27, 2019, 01:39:43 PM EDT, ESLVIV via Groups.Jewishgen.Org <> wrote:

my father came in 1927 and was required to go to the US Embassy in Lviv to apply and get a Visa to come to America.
When did the requirement for Visas begin?
Does the Government retain the files of applications and interview notes?
Which branch of Government would retain these documents?
Errol Schneegurt NY ESLVIV@...

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