Category: Coronavirus

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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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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United States Visas: Couples Re-Unite, US K Visas to Resume Urgently

US Resumes Processing K Visas, as a Priority The United States government has announced that the processing of K visa applications will be resumed with high priority, according to the United States Department of State announcement. K visas are US visas created for international citizens who are married or plan to marry a citizen of…
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England puts Portugal back on the coronavirus quarantine list

Portugal has been placed back on the list of countries from which travellers must quarantine when entering England. This is less than a month after Portugal was placed on the safe list. In line with the UK’s new regional policy, the UK transport minister Grant Shapps confirmed that anybody arriving in England from Portugal, excluding…
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Travel to the US After the Travel Ban: Returning Resident Visas and COVID-19 Travel

With travel restrictions worldwide passing the six month mark and the USA being one of the first countries to instigate a travel ban with its presidential proclamations has meant that US residents were not able to return to the US for six months. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) and Conditional Permanent Residents (CPRs) who are stuck…
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