Attention: Diversity Visa Applicants

Attention Diversity Visa (DV) Applicants: The Department is temporarily delaying the opening of the Entrant Status Check for DV-2021 until June 6, 2020.  This change is because of our committed response to COVID-19, and will not negatively impact the administration of DV-2021.  Each year, the Department of State conducts a random selection of Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) …

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Attention IV and DV Applicants

Effective February 21, 2020, Presidential Proclamation 9983 placed restrictions on the issuance of Immigrant Visas, including Diversity Visas, to Myanmar nationals.  All immigrant and diversity visas not issued prior to this date will be subject to the provisions of this Proclamation. Limited exceptions apply and waivers may be granted on a case-by-case basis; a consular officer …

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FAQ on 212(f) visa restrictions for Burma under Presidential Proclamation

FAQ on 212(f) visa restrictions for Burma under Presidential Proclamation on Improving Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry, issued on January 31, 2020 (“Proclamation”)   Q: Does this Proclamation prohibit all travel by Myanmar nationals to the United States? A: No. The Proclamation restricts the entry of immigrant and diversity visa applicants …

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Statement: Presidential ‎Proclamation on Improving Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry

On January 31, following an extensive review and engagement period with countries around the world, the President signed a Proclamation on Improving Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry. This Proclamation directs the Departments of State and Homeland Security to restrict the entry of certain nationals of countries identified as deficient in information …

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DHS Announces Implementation of Visa Sanctions on Burma and Laos

As of July 9, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon, Burma has discontinued issuing all B1 and B2 nonimmigrant visas for current officials at the Director General level and above from the Burmese Ministry of Labor, Immigration, and Population (MOLIP), and Home Affairs (MOHA) and all of their children under 21 and spouses, with limited …

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