While the US travel ban remains in place, certain business travelers may still be eligible to enter the US under the National Interest Exception. How do you know if you qualify and how do you apply for permission to travel?
COVID 19 Update on US immigration processing & policy in August 2020.
Proposed increases in US visa application fees, set to take effect from October 2, 2020, are now subject to legal challenge.
USCIS has confirmed a second round of H-1B cap selections is being conducted to fill the FY 2021 quota.
The US State Department has issued further guidance on the types of travel that may be considered to be in the national interest, and as such exempt from the current US travel ban.
COVID 19 Update on US immigration processing & policy in July 2020.
The reversal applies only to students actively enrolled at American institutions on March 9, 2020. Foreign nationals due to start studies in the US in Fall 2020 are subject to an entry ban if their institution is only offering online classes.
Which travellers qualify under the National Interest Exemption and are exempt from the US travel ban?
President Trump signed an Executive Order on July 14, 2020 terminating preferential treatment within the US immigration rules towards foreign nationals born in Hong Kong and Hong Kong SAR passport holders.
The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), Department of State (“DOS”), and other agencies have issued proposals for new regulations along with an indication of publication dates.