Webinar: Update on the Status of U.S. Visas During COVID19 and New Exemptions to the Trump Proclamations
As a follow up to our previous Webinar on Presidential Proclamations regarding suspension of entry into the United States, we will discuss new exemptions to these travel prohibitions and the return of Embassy operations including visa interviews.
On July 16, 2020 the State Department announced that certain travelers subject to Presidential Proclamations 9993 and 9996 (which suspend travel to the United States from the Schengen Area, the UK, and Ireland), may qualify for a national interest exemption for non-tourist travel to the United States. Travelers that may qualify for a national interest exemption to the Presidential Proclamation include investors, business travelers and others. The Embassy is now in its third month of reviewing and processing these requests.
Further, Embassy operations are beginning to return to normal with the opening of certain visa categories including B-1 Visas among others. During this webinar, we will review this new, wider exemption to the travel ban, how to apply for it and other options for securing a visa and/or permission to travel to the United States as the world returns to the new normal.
15.00 Welcome by The Confederation of Danish Industry
15.05 Recap of Recent Immigration Orders from Trump Administration: March 11th Proclamation (General Schengen ban), April 22nd Proclamation (suspending certain immigrant cases), and June 22nd Proclamation (extending immigrant ban and application to new non-immigrant visas)
15.30 New Exceptions and the Process for Requesting them
15.40 Update on Current Embassy operations and status of ESTA.
15.50 Additional Questions
16.00 Webinar concludes