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How To Renew Your Passport

August 18, 2021

How To Renew Your Passport and Get One For The First Time Many Americans are making plans to travel internationally as countries begin to relax their border policies. Because there was little ability to travel since the beginning of 2020, lots of people haven’t taken a look at the expiration date of their passport and…

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The US Will Keep Travel Restrictions in Place

July 27, 2021

The U.S. Will Continue to Keep Travel Restrictions in Place Because of growing COVID-19 cases in the United States and throughout the world caused by the delta variant, the United States will not lift travel restrictions just yet. Countries affected by the travel restrictions are: China Iran The European Schengen Area* The United Kingdom** The…

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Important NIE Update – NIEs Automatically Extended For 12 Months

July 8, 2021

IMPORTANT NIE UPDATE – Covid-19 Travel Ban-related NIEs Auto-extended for 12 Months from Approval   On July 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that travel ban-related National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) issued in the last 12 months will be automatically extended for 12 months from the date of approval, and for multiple entries.…

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Updates to Approved NIE Categories

June 14, 2021

Updates to Approved NIE Categories Making it Easier for Business Travelers to Enter the United States The Department of State has recently announced new categories of travel for potential National Interest Exception (NIE) approval in relation to Covid-19-related travel restrictions. This update may allow for more people to enter the United States if they meet…

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Updated Eligibility to the National Interest Exception (NIE)

April 16, 2021

Breaking Down the Eligibility Updates to the National Interest Exception (NIE) As times change and more people are getting vaccinated, the U.S. State Department has updated its eligibility for the National Interest Exception (NIE). If you are unfamiliar with the NIE, it is a way for current U.S. visa holders, ESTA-approved travelers, or applicants to…

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Biden Revokes Green Card Ban

March 2, 2021

Biden Revokes Green Card Ban On February 24, 2021, the Biden Administration revoked the green card ban, formally known as Proclamation 10014, in part because it “harms industries in the United States that utilize talent from around the world . . . ” The Trump Administration first enacted Proclamation 10014 in April 2020 as a…

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President Biden’s New Immigration Executive Orders

January 26, 2021

President Biden’s New Immigration Executive Orders President Biden has only been in office for a short time now, but he has gotten right to implementing Executive Orders, requests, and memorandums, many of which undo Executive Orders set by the previous administration. One of his main focuses during his first few days in office has been…

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President Trump Extends Visa Bans

January 6, 2021

President Trump Extends Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Bans President Trump extended two Presidential proclamations on December 31st, 2020, set to expire that day. Now, both Presidential Proclamations 10052 and 10014 have been extended until March 31st, 2021. These proclamations restrict the United States from issuing certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, and they also restrict certain…

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What is the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

October 6, 2020

The 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program Did you know that the United States gives out up to free 55,000 visas every year almost like a raffle? Seriously, the Department of State issues up to 55,000 visas from their Diversity Immigrant Visa Program every year. The visa issued is called a Diversity Visa. This visa is…

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American Not Allowed in Europe

June 30, 2020

American Travelers Not Allowed in Europe   Travelers from the United States will not be allowed in European Union countries when it reopens on Wednesday, July 1. The European Council released its unanimous decision establishing a list of “safe travel destinations” consisting of fifteen (15) countries on Tuesday, June 30. This list of accepted travelers…

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