Most Recent Changes
Watch this video to learn about the most recent immigration changes and weigh in your options before going on summer break.
- On June 29, 2021, the Department of State extended the validity of National Interest Exceptions (NIE) for travelers subject to restrictions under Presidential Proclamation 9984 (China); Presidential Proclamation 9992 (Iran); Presidential Proclamation 10143 (Schengen Area, United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, and South Africa); and Presidential Proclamation 10199 (India), and similar subsequent PPs related to the spread of COVID-19. Unless otherwise indicated, existing NIEs will be valid for 12 months from the date of approval and for multiple entries, as long as they are used for the purpose under which they were granted.
- On April 26, 2021, the Secretary of State made a national interest determination regarding F-1 and J-1 Exchange Visitors eligible for exceptions under Presidential Proclamations related to the spread of COVID-19 for the following countries: China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, the Schengen area, the United Kingdom, and Ireland
- On April 30, 2021, the Secretary of State made a national interest determination regarding F-1 and J-1 Exchange Visitors eligible for exceptions under Presidential Proclamations related to the spread of COVID-19 for the following countries: India.
- Regular Immigration Updates of the Biden Administration - January 20, 2021
- Immigration changes (PDF) - Nov. 24, 2020
- Townhall presentation on the duration of status (Presentation) - Oct. 22, 2020
- Premium Processing Increase – Effective Oct. 19, 2020
- Proposal to Replace Duration of Status of F1 and J1 visas - Oct.13, 2020
- DHS Changes to H-1B program - Oct. 9, 2020
- DOL Changes to H1-B Program - Oct. 9, 2020
- USCIS 2020 Fees Reversed - Oct. 1, 2020
- USCIS Expands Premium Processing Program - Oct. 1, 2020