The Department of State (DOS) has announced that it will extend until Dec. 31, 2021, its expanded visa interview waiver eligibility policy for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa in
Continue Reading State Department Extends Revised Interview Waiver Eligibility Criteria Through Dec. 31, 2021

On March 2, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State issued guidance that contained new limitations on obtaining National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) from the travel restrictions
Continue Reading New Guidance on National Interest Exception Categories and How to Apply

A complex combination of the pandemic and USCIS’s ever-increasing processing times has chained E-3 visa holders in the United States to their current employers. The E-3 visa is a special
Continue Reading Change of Employer for E-3 Visa Holders Effectively Barred Due to Pandemic and USCIS Processing Times

On Jan. 18, 2021, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation terminating his previous Presidential Proclamations restricting travel from certain Schengen areas (Proclamation 9993), UK/Ireland (Proclamation 9996), and Brazil
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Late on Dec. 31, the Trump administration issued a proclamation that has the effect of extending the duration of two proclamations from 2020 that restricted immigrant and non-immigrant visa issuance
Continue Reading President Extends Proclamations Restricting Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Issuance