On Monday, June 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation that will suspend visa issuance and entry for the following nonimmigrant visa types from June 24, 2020 until December 31, 2020:
The proclamation only applies to an individual where each of the following criteria is true:
Even if all three of the above criteria are met, the following are exempt from the proclamation:
The proclamation extends the prior suspension of immigrant visa processing and entry into the U.S. until December 31, 2020. Unlike nonimmigrant visas, which are issued to individuals seeking to enter the U.S. on a temporary basis, immigrant visas are issued to individuals who intend to live permanently in the U.S.
Recent executive orders have affected widely-used visa categories and placed significant limitations on entry into the U.S. Contact immigration counsel before confirming your immigration strategy or making international travel plans.
1 The original proclamation was amended on June 29, 2020 to clarify that the individual must have a valid nonimmigrant visa in their passport for the specific classification on which they were attempting to enter, and not any valid nonimmigrant visa as the original proclamation stated.
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