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Ongoing Restrictions on U.S. Entry from Abroad Ongoing Restrictions on U.S. Entry from Abroad

Ongoing Restrictions on U.S. Entry from Abroad

Similar to ongoing travel suspensions in place for foreign nationals traveling from the People’s Republic of China, Brazil, South Africa, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Schengen Area (western Europe), the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, President Biden has issued a new Proclamation suspending entry to the U.S. for foreign nationals who have been physically present in India during the 14 days preceding entry to the United States. Similar to other Proclamations issued last year, the restriction on travel from India does not apply to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, their spouses and some additional family members. Limited National Interest Exceptions (“NIE”) are available, including for those who will be providing vital support for critical infrastructure sectors, as well as F-1 and M-1 students intending to begin or continue an academic program commencing August 1, 2021 or later. Non-immigrant (temporary) visa appointment availability at many U.S. Embassies and Consulates remains limited and subject to frequent change. Similarly, procedures and outcomes on requests for National Interest Exceptions vary across the globe and remain at the discretion of local consular officials. As such, foreign nationals currently present in the U.S. should consult immigration counsel prior to departure to confirm requirements for re-entry. Each of the country-specific restrictions on admission to the U.S. from abroad will remain in effect until terminated by the President.

Please contact Jenifer Brown, Christl Glier or any other member of Ice Miller’s Immigration team to discuss global travel needs, NIE application processes or any other business immigration needs.

This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader’s specific circumstances.
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