Today, May 4th, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) released a list of new questions it seeks to ask all applicants in visa interviews. DOS is asking the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for emergency review and approval of its ability to incorporate these questions into all visa interviews moving forward. This list is […]
The United States District Court for the District of Hawaii issued a Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) on President Trump’s Executive Order (“EO”) entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” This TRO prevents the government from enforcing sections 2 and 6 of the EO, and is national in scope. Section […]
President Trump to Issue Executive Order Barring Entry Into the U.S. by Nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen
President Trump is expected to sign an Executive Order as early as tomorrow entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals.” Once signed, the order will immediately implement two changes that will directly impact individuals seeking to enter the United States.
The order will create an immediate 30 day bar to enter into the […]
Chinese nationals are commonly issued a 10-year visa to enter the U.S. for business/pleasure. Employers often use this visa for international associates to enter the U.S. for business meetings or training.
On November 29, 2016, a new rule came into effect requiring all Chinese nationals with this 10-year visa (B1/B2, B1, and B2 visas in passports issued by […]
On February 16, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will announce that participation in the Global Entry program is open to German citizens traveling to the U.S. in nonimmigrant status. Global Entry is a CBP Trusted Traveler program that allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers, and it significantly speeds processing through […]
CBP today announced that participation in the Global Entry program will open to UK citizens traveling to the U.S. in nonimmigrant status effective December 3, 2015. Global Entry is a CBP Trusted Traveler program that allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers, and it significantly speeds processing through immigration when returning to the […]