As many COVID-19 suspensions and restrictions start to dwindle down within the United States, many foreign workers have questioned how long the US work visa ban will be in place and if it will be renewed by President Biden. This ban was previously implemented by the Trump administration in June 2020 and was set to expire on December 31, 2020. On December 31, 2020, President Trump extended this ban through March 31, 2021. This suspension was said to be done to save American workers but caused a lot of controversies.
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US Work Visa Ban Expires
As the US work visa ban expiry date came around, it was reported that President Biden will not be renewing this visa suspension. This means that the individuals who were affected by the visa ban may now schedule a nonimmigrant visa appointment at a US consular and apply for US immigration.
This ban prevented many individuals from applying for a visa to enter the United States or were required to file a National Interest Exception request to a US consular post in order to obtain a visa. A few of the visas affected include:
It’s important to know that although this suspension is expired, there still may be obstacles in scheduling a nonimmigrant visa appointment and obtaining these visas. Some COVID-19 restrictions still remain which have caused limited appointment availability, backed up processing, and other travel restrictions that are still in place.
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