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State Department Will Waive Interviews for Many Temporary Work Visa Applicants

USA - December 26 2021 On December 23, 2021, the Department of State announced that consular officers are now authorized to waive the in-person interview requirement for…

CDC Now Requires COVID Testing 1 Day Prior to Travel to the US

USA - December 5 2021 In response to the omicron variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has significantly shortened the time period during which…

Omicron Variant Triggers U.S. Travel Ban from Eight African Countries

USA - November 27 2021 On November 26, 2021, in response to the discovery of the omicron variant of the virus which causes COVID-19, the Biden Administration issued a…

USCIS relaxes rules for H-4, l-2, and E-2 spouse work permits

USA - November 13 2021 On November 12, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Alert and new policy guidance addressing Employment…

Emily E. England

DOL finds that pandemic is not sufficiently “temporary” for H-2B program

USA - November 12 2021 On November 1, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) found that labor shortages resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic do not qualify as a “one-time…

John Corgan