U.S.-BANCO POPULAR VISA ACCORD.
The Banco Popular Dominicano has signed an agreement with the U.S.
Government allowing Dominicans to apply for visa appointments and make
payments for tourist visas at the 104 Banco Popular branches located
throughout the country, reports DR1 Daily News (June 21, 2000). The
agreement will make life much easier for thousands in the Dominican
Republic, especially those that live in interior cities and towns. The
Department of Non-Immigrant Visas of the U.S. Consulate handles 110,000
tourist and non-immigrant visa requests a year. Details at website: