State Department, Oct. 15, 2021
"As announced by the White House today, the new travel policy requiring foreign nationals traveling to the United States to demonstrate proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 will take effect November 8. The...
Kinsley v. Blinken
"Among the disruptions wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic have been halts and delays in the U.S. visa-processing system. Here, a large group of noncitizens, U.S.-citizen petitioners, associations, and corporations bring suit to...
"The online registration period for the DV-2023 Program begins on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST...
DOS, Sept. 14, 2021
"International students are now and always have been among the Department of State’s highest priorities. The Department recognizes the important contributions these students make to our college and university campuses;...
DOS, Sept. 13, 2021
"As noted in our recent visa services operating status update , the Department of State is committed to sharing the current status of our worldwide visa operations. As part of that effort, we would like to clarify how our embassies...
DOS, Sept. 12, 2021
"On September 9, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia preliminarily enjoined the Department of State from applying the November 2020 prioritization policy guidance to diversity visa (“DV”) 2021...
This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 09/16/2021
"All interested parties are invited to respond to this Request for Public Input by submitting written views and comments on all aspects of the Department of State’s...
State Department, Aug. 30, 2021
"As noted in our recent visa services operating status update , the Department of State is committed to sharing the current status of our worldwide visa operations. As part of that effort, we would like to clarify...
In this 45-min. Aug. 19, 2021 YouTube video , Charlie Oppenheim discusses the September 2021 Visa Bulletin .
Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education, July 26, 2021
Reengaging the World to Make the United States Stronger at Home
A Renewed U.S. Commitment to International Education
"We propose the following principles to...
State Department, July 6, 2021
"Extension of validity for National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) for Travelers from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and India
Last Updated: July 6, 2021
Farrell v. Blinken
"While United States citizenship is one of the most sought after in the world, American citizens sometimes choose to relinquish this privilege and place their allegiance elsewhere. Congress has specified the actions that will...
National Council for Adoption v. Blinken
"Members of the National Council For Adoption help prospective parents adopt children. In 2018, the Department of State issued guidance barring adoption agencies from referring certain children to certain...
State Department, undated - Central American Minors (CAM) Program: Frequently Asked Questions
DHS, DOS, June 15, 2021 - Joint Statement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of State on the Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program
"The following joint statement was released by Secretary Alejandro...