Non-Immigrant Entry Suspension Order Expired
Presidential Proclamation 10052, which suspended the entry to the U.S. of certain nonimmigrant applicants for H-1B, H-2B, L-1, and J-1 visas, expired on March 31, 2021. This means that nonimmigrant visa services will be gradually resumed. At the same time, the Department of State announced the phased resumption of routine visa service. Notably,
U.S. embassies and consulates continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services, and will gradually begin providing additional services, until eventually all routine visa services are resumed.
The Department of State is unable yet to provide a specific date for when each specific visa service will be resumed, so visa applicants can check the U.S. embassy or consulate’s website for information regarding operating status and which services it is currently offering.
When preparing for travel, please keep in mind that regional travel bans still remain in place. So if you are a nonimmigrant visa holder physically present in Brazil, China, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, South Africa, or the United Kingdom within 14 days of the arrival in the U.S., you won’t be granted an entry, unless you fall under one of the exceptions - if you are a family member of a U.S. citizen or green card holder, or if your travel is in the U.S. national interest. We will continue to monitor all changes to visa and immigration policy and send you the most up-to-date information.