July 14, 2021: Update on National Interest Exceptions - Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, China, Ireland, Iran, Brazil, South Africa and India

July 15, 2021

Exchange Visitors on J-1 Visas The U.S. Department of State recently released guidance clarifying that the exception/waiver process applies to non-student Exchange Visitors applying for J-1 visas or intending to enter or renter the U.S. in one of the following categories: research scholar, visiting professor, short-term scholar, or specialist. Scholars...

May 19, 2021: National Interest Exceptions - Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, China, Ireland, Iran, Brazil, South Africa and India

May 24, 2021

SUMMARY OF ALL U.S. ENTRY RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC There are 14-day entry restrictions on individuals who have recently been present in China, Iran, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,...

May 3, 2021: Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, China, Ireland, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, and India

May 3, 2021

See Additional Information May 19, 2021: National Interest Exceptions - Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, China, Ireland, Iran, Brazil, South Africa and India Updates to National Interest Exceptions for Regional COVID Proclamations Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel...

January 25, 2021: Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, and South Africa

Jan. 26, 2021

See Updated Article Article Update Published 5/3/2021 1. Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Brazil Under a presidential proclamation issued January 25 the following restriction takes effect at 12:01 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, January 26 and applies to individuals...

Presidential Proclamation Eliminating Travel Ban 3.0 & Other Related Restrictions

Jan. 22, 2021

On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed a presidential proclamation ending what has been referred to as the “ Travel Ban 3.0 ” as well as subsequent related bans. These previous bans impacted travel to the U.S. and prohibited the issuance of certain types of U.S. visas to citizens of...

Presidential Proclamation Affecting Entry from Certain Countries

Jan. 20, 2021

On January 18, 2021, President Trump terminated the restriction on certain travelers from the Schengen area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Brazil, effective January 26, 2021. The restriction on travel from China and Iran was not terminated. It has been reported, however, that the Biden Administration will...

CDC Requires Proof of COVID-19 Test for International Airline Passengers Starting January 26

Jan. 13, 2021

As of Tuesday, January 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is requiring international airline passengers traveling to the United States from any location in the world to provide the airline written proof of a negative COVID-19 test result from a test performed no more than three...

Court Ruling Opens the Possibility of New H-1B Visa Applications

Jan. 6, 2021

Update : On December 31, 2020, President Trump extended Presidential Proclamation 10014 and 10052 until March 31, 2021. Presidential Proclamation 10052 specifically applies to H-1B beneficiaries and their ability to apply for a new H-1B visa. There are possible exceptions to the ban. Please contact your ISSS immigration advisor for...

Spring 2021 Semester Update – Remote Learning Start & SEVP Spring 2021 Guidance

Dec. 10, 2020

On December 10, 2020, the Chancellor announced that the Spring 2021 semester will start remotely and that at this time in-person classes are expected to resume on February 15, 2021. ISSS wants to assure our international students that this shift will not impact their immigration status. Our international students currently...

Court Ruling Sets Aside New Rules Affecting H-1B Employees

Dec. 2, 2020

On December 1, 2020, a federal district court set aside the required wage rule that was implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on October 8, 2020. The new rule increased the salaries that must be paid to new H-1B employees. With this ruling, the required salaries for new...

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