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US Plans to Cancel Visas of Chinese Graduate Students

Thousands of Chinese graduate students’ visas may be cancelled by the United States, as President Donald Trump’s administration believes they have links with China’s military. The United States plan could affect 3,000 to 5,000 Chinese students and could be announced as early as this week, VisaGuide.World reports. According to sources of Reuters, Chinese students currently in the United States will have their visas cancelled and will be expelled, while those already outside the United States will not [...]

By |2020-06-01T09:54:57+02:00June 1st, 2020|US Visa/Passport News|

Trump Administration Failed to Properly Screen Travelers For Coronavirus

Trump’s administration has failed to effectively screen passengers from Italy and South Korea for COVID-19, while those countries where the epicentre of the disease, House investigators stressed. In March, when Italy and South Korea were hit hard by the deadly virus, Vice President Mike Pence announced that “we are now screening 100 per cent of travellers from those countries for the coronavirus before entering the United States,” VisaGuide.World reports. According to a report released on Thursday by [...]

By |2020-05-15T14:49:08+02:00May 15th, 2020|US Visa/Passport News|

H-1B Spouses May Continue Working in US

Donald Trump's administration may allow spouses of H-1B visa holders to legally work in the country, as according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) their employment in the US does not mean they are taking jobs from US nationals. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has appealed to a US district court not to put an end to the earlier Obama's law, the  H-4 employment authorisation document (EAD), which allowed spouses of H-1B visa holders to [...]

By |2020-05-11T16:48:32+02:00May 11th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

‘Late’ US Ban on Travelers from Europe Might Have Caused Rapid Spread of Coronavirus

A ‘late’ ban imposed by the United States to travellers coming from Europe could have been fatal for the US Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). In January, just as a large share of countries, the United States as well, turned all eyes on China, when the Coronavirus started to be spread, introducing entry bans and travel restrictions, but at the same time, the virus also started to be spread in the European countries. The US government didn’t impose bans [...]

US Gives 60-Days Grace Period to H-1B Visa and Green Card Applicants

The Federal Government of the United States has given a grace period of 60 days to H-1B visa and Green Card applicants, who received notices for submission of their documents amid Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). The US Citizenship and Immigration Services statement stressed that the 60-day grace period for responding to its requests will include the following: requests for evidence; continuations to request evidence (N-14); notices of intent to deny, to revoke, to rescind and to terminate regional [...]

By |2020-05-04T11:59:53+02:00May 4th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS to Reopen Its Offices on June 4

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is preparing to reopen its offices on or after June 4, after they have been closed as part of measures to try to combat the spread of the COVID-19. USCIS closed its offices on March 18, in a bid to halt the spread of the deadly virus. The offices were supposed to open on April 7, but the agency foresaw it necessary to extend the closure until at least May [...]

By |2020-04-27T12:45:14+02:00April 27th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, US Visa/Passport News|

Trump Temporarily Bans Immigration Into US

The US President Donald Trump has decided to temporarily suspend the immigration to the United States amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The president announced his decision this week, pointing out that he will be signing an executive order on the suspension of immigration. “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into [...]

By |2020-04-21T16:50:41+02:00April 21st, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, US Visa/Passport News|

CBP Extends Departure Period for Visa Waiver Program Travelers

Travellers under the Visa Waiver Program who have been granted satisfactory departure will be eligible to apply for an additional 30-day prolongation of the permitted period of stay if they have been stuck in the US due to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced. The decision aims to help Visa Waiver Program travellers who are stranded in the US due to COVID-19 because of the travel restrictions and entry bans [...]

By |2020-04-20T19:04:16+02:00April 20th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, US Visa/Passport News|

Ukraine Closes Ten More Border Crossing Points Amid Coronavirus

Ukraine's government has decided to temporarily close ten more border crossing points as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Interior announced. The border crossing points suggested by the Ministry of the Interior to be closed temporarily, are Ustyluh, Khmilnytsia, Hrushiv, Uhryniv, Solotovyno, Kelmentsi, Bronytsia, Sokyriany, Palanka and Novi Troyany. On April 15, the proposal was submitted to the Cabinet by the Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, VisaGuide.World reports. [...]

By |2020-04-17T16:20:47+02:00April 17th, 2020|US Visa/Passport News|

DHS Makes It Easier to Hire H-2A Workers Who Are Already in US

The Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is trying to ease the labour shortage in the US amid the Coronavirus crisis, by issuing a new rule that enables to temporary change certain H-2A requirements so the agricultural employers could be able to hire H-2A workers who are already in the United States. The new rule aims to help agricultural employers in the US to avoid disruptions in lawful agricultural-related employment. It also [...]

By |2020-04-17T11:15:22+02:00April 17th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, US Visa/Passport News|