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Mayorkas Issues NIE for Ukraine (Feb. 15, 2022)
Posted on 16 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Feb. 15, 2022 "...I hereby determine that it is in the national interest to permit the entry of noncitizen nonimmigrants who (1) are traveling with a U.S. citizen or lawful pem1anent resident; (2) were physically present in Ukraine as of February... Read More

DOS: NIEs for Certain Travelers from China, Iran, India, Brazil, South Africa, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and Ireland (May 27, 2021)
Posted on 2 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, May 27, 2021 "On May 27, 2021, the Secretary of State made a national interest determination regarding categories of travelers eligible for exceptions under Presidential Proclamations (PPs) 9984, 9992, 10143, 10199, and similar subsequent... Read More

DOS: NIEs for Certain Travelers from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and Ireland (Apr. 26, 2021)
Posted on 27 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Apr. 26, 2021 "On April 26, 2021, the Secretary of State made a national interest determination regarding categories of travelers eligible for exceptions under Presidential Proclamations (PPs) 9984, 9992, and 10143 related to the spread of... Read More

Updates to National Interest Exceptions for Regional COVID Proclamations (Apr. 8, 2021)
Posted on 9 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Apr. 8, 2021 "The Secretary has determined that the travel of immigrants, fiancé(e) visa holders, certain exchange visitors, and pilots and aircrew traveling to the United States for training or aircraft pickup, delivery... Read More

AmCon Frankfurt on NIEs (Mar. 8, 2021)
Posted on 30 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AmCon Frankfurt, Mar. 8, 2021 "On behalf of the U.S. Mission to Germany, we would like to alert German businesses to changes to the National Interest Exception (NIE) policy for travelers to the United States. The changes are significant and will... Read More

More NIEs for Certain Travelers from the Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and Ireland (Feb. 10, 2021)
Posted on 11 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Feb. 10, 2021 "Certain business travelers, investors, treaty traders, academics, students, and journalists may qualify for national interest exceptions under the Presidential Proclamation (PP) covering travelers from the Schengen Area, United... Read More

H-2s From South Africa May Qualify For NIEs
Posted on 29 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Jan. 28, 2021 "H-2A and certain H-2B travelers covered by the Presidential Proclamation of January 25, 2021 titled Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose... Read More

DOS on National Interest Exceptions for Certain Travelers from the Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and Ireland
Posted on 1 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Oct. 1, 2020 National Interest Exceptions for Certain Travelers from the Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and Ireland "Certain business travelers, investors, treaty traders, academics, students, and journalists may qualify for... Read More