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September 27 2021

Regional Center Reauthorization Postponed

The latest from Washington, D.C. indicates that the EB-5 Regional Center investor program will probably not be reauthorized until December 3, 2021.  The Regional Center EB-5 program (not the direct EB-5 program) expired on June 30, 2021.  It was hoped that the Regional Center program would be extended with the Budget...

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September 24 2021

U.S. to Modify International Travel Bans for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

Beginning in early November 2021, the Biden Administration plans to modify international COVID-19 travel restrictions for those fully vaccinated.  At that time, the country-specific travel bans for the 26 Schengen (European) countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, India, China, Brazil, South Africa, and Iran will be replaced with a new COVID-19 vaccine and...

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September 8 2021

COVID Continues to Affect Global Visa Rules

Travel from U.S. to Europe Due to Covid, the European Union appears to be in the process of halting nonessential travel from the U.S. for the unvaccinated.   COVID-19 Vaccines  Beginning on October 1, all new immigrants will need to be vaccinated for COVID-19 (in addition to the vaccines previously required).   NIE  The U.S. still requires...

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March 31 2021

Many countries beginning to offer guidance on Vaccine Passports

Even as a political battle rages in the US about vaccine passports, their usage and who should set standards, many other countries have begun setting detailed guidelines for how and when they will accept vaccine passports. In general, vaccine passports are expected to be valid 2 weeks after a person's...

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March 9 2021

Premium Processing (Expedite) now available for E-3 Status for Australian Nationals

USCIS announced that effective February 24, 2021, Premium Processing will be available to those requesting a change of status or extension of status for E-3 visa classification for qualified Australian professionals. The USCIS Premium Processing Service expedites USCIS’ processing times for certain visa categories.  Specifically, it requires an additional filing fee...

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