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Visas, Immigration & Nationality

US Visas: State Department Issues Guidance on DV Issuance Priorities

The Green card lottery, also known as the DV program, issues 50,000 immigrant visas annually, based on the results of a random drawing.  The annual Diversity Visa (DV) program run by the Department of State makes available up to 55,000 diversity immigrant visas each year to randomly selected entrants from eligible countries.  The visas…
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Brexit: Spain Protects British Citizens Post-Brexit

Steps Taken to Protect EU Free Movement Rights for British Citizens It’s now just over three months before the United Kingdom officially ceases to be an EU Member. Britons will no longer be EU citizens and the Spanish government signed instructions on the treatment of UK citizens three months ago. There are now procedures that…
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US Travel Update: US Opens Travel from Other Countries

DHS Terminates COVID-related Flight Arrival Restrictions The U.S. Government published an announcement confirming that it will stop requiring the arrivals of international flights to only a certain number of airports in the US. But the reason the decision has been reached is not new. Starting on September 14, 2020, the original restrictions aimed at stopping…
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Trump Cancels Visas for Over 1,000 Chinese Nationals

The United States revoked visas for more than 1,000 Chinese nationals to prevent visa abuse & research Theft under a presidential proclamation. The move denies entry to students and researchers deemed a security risk by the State Department. China has called the moves a violation of human rights. Under a presidential proclamation announced on late…
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Judge Urges Trump Administration to Grant Visas to Green Card Lottery Winners

President Donald Trump’s administration has been ordered by a federal judge in Washington to resume issuing immigrant diversity visas to persons who won them through the US Green Card lottery 2020. This is after the Green card procedures were frozen amid the COVID-19 ban on temporary US work visas. The Green card lottery, also known…
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