On August 2, 2013 Secretary of State John Kerry announced that: “Effective immediately, when same-sex spouses apply for a visa, the Department of State will consider that application in the same manner that it will consider the application of opposite-sex spouses.” Read the full announcement.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of State have both issued the following FAQs regarding the ability to apply for a visa for a same-sex spouse after the fall of DOMA: