Trump-Era Presidential Proclamation suspending certain Employment-based Nonimmigrant visas has expired

April 6, 2021

The June 24, 2020 Presidential Proclamation, which temporarily suspended visa issuance to nonimmigrants seeking to enter the United States in H-1B, H-2B, L-1 visa status as well as certain categories of the J-1 visa, expired on March 31, 2021.

Please be advised that Country-specific COVID-19 travel restrictions remain in effect and foreign nationals may need to apply for national interest exceptions in order to be issued a nonimmigrant visa. U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide are likely to continue to experience reduced consular operations and delayed visa processing in connection with COVID-19 public health measures.

Please continue to review and follow University guidance (link is external) regarding any personal travel plans. If you have any questions about your immigration status and travel as it pertains to this announcement please contact your Davis International Center Advisor directly.