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Covid 19

Can I apply for an ESTA during Covid?

If you are a citizen of a country that is part of the Visa Waiver Program, you can come to the United States without obtaining a visa from a U.S. Consulate. However, you still have to apply for authorization to travel to…
September 17, 2020
Covid 19

My National Interest Exception Application was approved. What will serve as an evidence that it was approved? What documents should I have with me when travelling to the U.S.?

In July 2020, the Department of State announced that certain business and student travelers coming from Schengen countries or the U.K. (such as B-1 business visitors), treaty traders, or treaty investors may apply for a  National Interest Exception (“NIE”). The NIE allows such…
September 17, 2020
News

ICE Rescinds International Student Visa Policy

As Colleges and University announce their course work for next semester, some schools have changed their schedules to all online courses for students due to the COVID pandemic. As a result, ICE and the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)…
July 14, 2020
Deportation & Humanitarian ImmigrationFamily ImmigrationImmigrationImmigration Law Changes &  New Law

Who do the visa sanctions recently announced by the Department of State affect? Why can’t nationals of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone be issued tourist visas?

The Department of State recently announced that it will stop issuing B tourist visas to nationals of the following countries: Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. Nationals of Guinea will also not be issued F student visas, nor J or…
September 27, 2017
ImmigrationImmigration Law Changes &  New Law

President Trump Issues an Executive Order Indefinitely Barring Most Travel to the U.S. For Citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and North Korea

On Sunday September 25, 2017, as President Trump’s Executive Order barring travel from seven countries was set to expire, he issued a Presidential Proclamation (Executive Order) indefinitely suspending immigrant and non-immigrant travel to the U.S. for nationals from Chad, Iran,…
September 25, 2017