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In today’s blog post we bring you more updates regarding President Trump’s recent decision to extend Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052 until March 31, 2021.
Following the unveiling of the new Proclamation, the Department of State issued their own announcement notifying the public that Proclamations 10014 and 10052 will continue to be enforced through March 31, 2021 in compliance with the directive.
As you know P.P. 10014 suspends the entry to the United States of certain immigrant visa applicants, while P.P. 10052 suspends the entry to the United States of certain nonimmigrant visa applicants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery following the novel coronavirus outbreak.
As a result, with certain limited exceptions, immigrant visa (green card) interviews are suspended at the Consular level (as opposed to within the US) until March 31, 2020 for the following groups of people:
- Spouse and children of green card holders(US citizens are not affected) applying at the consulate
- Parents of US citizens applying at the consulate
- Brothers and sisters of US citizens applying at the consulate
- Sons and daughters (meaning over 21 years old) of US citizens applying at the consulate (children under 21 years old of US citizens are not affected)
- Sons and daughters (meaning over 21 years old) of green card holders applying at the consulate
- EB1A extraordinary abilities and their family applying at the consulate
- PERM EB3, PERM EB2, NIW employment based and their family applying at the consulate
- EB4 religious workers immigrants applying at the consulate
- H1B and H4 dependents applying at the
- L1 and L2 applying at the consulate (try to bring them on B1 then change status) unless they are essential to the United States food supply chain or of national interest
- J1 applying at the consulate unless they are essential to the United States food supply chain or of national interest
With respect to P.P. 10052, H-1B, H-4 dependents, H-2B, L1, L2 dependents, J-1 and dependents, applying at the CONSULATE (as opposed to within the US) are impacted meaning that those who need a visa for H, J or L at the consulate will not be able to get one until March 31, 2021.
Those whose entry is in the national interest may be eligible to receive an interview despite these Proclamations if they can meet the criteria for the national interest exception. For more on this exception please see our success stories links below.
Questions? If you would like to schedule a consultation, please text 619-569-1768 or call 619-819-9204.
- DOS Announcement
- NEW Proclamation Extending P.P. 10014 and P.P. 10052
- COVID 19 Proclamations
- Blog Post on Proclamation 10014
- Blog Post on Proclamation 10052
- National Interest Exceptions
- List of Embassies and Consulates
- Success stories
- Youtube channel
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