H-1B Lottery Registration Opens March 9

March 08, 2021

There are only 65,000 H-1B visas available each year with an additional 20,000 allotted to foreign nationals with U.S. earned master degrees. In recent years, there have been well more than 200,000 H-1B petitions filed, causing USCIS to conduct a lottery to determine which cases would be accepted for processing. Following the new process implemented […]

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President Biden reinstated the travel ban for the UK, Ireland, Schengen Area and Brazil, adding restrictions against travelers from South Africa as well

January 26, 2021

On January 25, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation which reinstated the travel bans against foreign nationals who have been present in the UK, Ireland, Schengen Area, or Brazil within the last 14 days (with certain exceptions). In addition, President Biden added a restriction against foreign nationals who have been in South Africa in […]

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President Biden requires Negative COVID-19 test for entry to US

January 09, 2021

On January 21, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order which requires travelers entering the United States to produce proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test prior to entry. This Executive Order formalizes the CDC Order announced on January 12, 2021. According to the CDC Frequently Asked Questions, international travelers must be tested no more […]

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President Trump extends Presidential Proclamations 10014 & 10052 through March 31, 2021

January 05, 2021

On December 31, 2020, the President signed a Presidential Proclamation on Suspension of Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Continue to Present a Rik to the United States Labor Market. This proclamation extends Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052 through March 31, 2021. Presidential Proclamation 10014 suspends the entry to the United States of certain nonimmigrant […]

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Presidential Proclamation 10052 set to expire on December 31, 2020

December 29, 2020

Throughout 2020, President Trump has issued several travel bans affecting various foreign nationals, including individuals who were present in the People’s Republic of China, Iran, the Schengen Area, the UK and Ireland, Brazil as well as certain immigrants and nonimmigrants including H-1B, H-2B, L-1, and J visa workers. On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued […]

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