Other Immigration Impacts of the Government Shutdown
As the federal shutdown continues, most immigration functions remain operational. In a , we noted which functions of USCIS were affected by the shutdown. Until the U.S. Congress and President Trump reach an agreement on the unresolved portions of the FY 2019 federal budget or an interim measure, the shutdown will continue to impact s...
U.S. State Department Reducing H and L Visa Interview Locations in China
Beginning on March 1, 2019, the : the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, and the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai. As such, H and L visa interviews will no longer be conducted at the U.S. Consulates located in Chengdu or Shenyang.
The reduction of the number of locations where H and L visa interviews are conducted...
Health Insurance Requirements Imposed on Immigrant Visa Applicants
Beginning on November 3, 2019, according to a , the U.S. Department of State will suspend issuance of immigrant visas to foreign nationals who are applying at U.S. consulates that are unable to show that they will have unsubsidized health insurance within 30 days of entry into the U.S. or otherwise pay for their healthcare expenses i...
Suspension of Routine Visa Services at U.S. Embassies and Consulates
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) is at all U.S. embassies and consulates. All routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments have been cancelled as of March 20, 2020.
During this period, embassies and consulates will continue to process a limited number of visa applications on a...