A federal judge in the US has ruled that the Department of State was unlawful in suspending visa processing services as a result of the travel ban, and that processing services must continue despite current travel restrictions.
From early November, fully vaccinated adult travelers from the UK, the 26 European Schengen countries, Ireland, China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa and India will no longer be subject to the travel ban.
From October 1, 2021, lawful permanent residence applicants must show proof of a full dose of the COVID-19 vaccination as part of their Green Card application.
The Department of State (DOS) has shared insight into immigrant visa prioritization and the status of immigrant visa application processing.
Non-US nationals between the ages of 14 and 79 applying for an American visa will in most cases be required to attend a visa interview at a US Embassy or Consulate local in their home country. For UK nationals, this would be at the US Embassy in London.
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