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USCIS Updates Policy for Vaccinated Visitors

By Nita Nicole Upadhye

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USCIS Updates Policy for Vaccinated Visitors 

USCIS has revised its COVID guidelines for visitors in line with the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance.

Visitors, including petitioners and applicants, who are fully vaccinated are now permitted to enter USCIS facilities even where they have traveled by air or cruise ship in the past 10 days and/or had contact in the previous14 days with someone with COVID-19.

Fully vaccinated visitors are also no longer required to wear facial coverings in USCIS facilities.

Individuals count as fully vaccinated if they have received a complete course of vaccinations and it has been at least two weeks since the final shot was administered.

Visitors who have not had the complete course of vaccinations are still required to wear face coverings while in a USCIS facility.

The changes supersede all state, local, territorial, and tribal rules regarding face coverings.

US immigration advice

We continue to monitor changes in US immigration regulations and policy in light of COVID developments and updates to public health guidelines. If you have any queries or concerns about the impact of these changes on your US immigration options and applications, speak to our US immigration specialists.

This article does not constitute direct legal advice and is for informational purposes only.

Author

Founder & Principal Attorney Nita Nicole Upadhye is a recognized leader in the field of US business immigration law (AILA) and trusted adviser to large corporates through to SMEs, providing strategic immigration and global mobility advice to support employers with both US and UK operations to meet their workforce needs through corporate immigration.

Nita successfully acts for corporations and professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, actors, and athletes from across the globe, providing expert guidance on all aspects of US visa and nationality applications, and talent mobility to the USA.

Nita is an active public speaker, thought leader, immigration commentator, and immigration policy contributor and regularly hosts training sessions for employers and HR professionals

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