Presidential Proclamation 10014 FAQs

๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’: ๐…๐€๐๐ฌ – ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

On December 31, 2020, former President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation on Suspension of Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Continue to Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market<https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/extension-of-presidential-proclamation-10052.html#ExternalPopup>. Although this proclamation extended Presidential Proclamations (P.P.) 10014 and 10052 through March 31, 2021, President Biden rescinded P.P. 10014 on February 24, 2021. P.P. 10014 suspended the entry to the United States of certain immigrant visa applicants, while P.P. 10052 suspends the entry to the United States of certain nonimmigrant visa applicants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery following the novel coronavirus outbreak. Specifically, the suspension in P.P. 10052 applies to applicants for H-1B, H-2B, and L-1 visas; J-1 visa applicants participating in the intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel programs; and any spouses or children of covered applicants applying for H-4, L-2, or J-2 visas.

For further information on the rescission of P.P. 10014, please seeย https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/rescission-of-presidential-proclamation-10014.htmlย .For further information on P. P. 10052, please seeย https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/proclamation-suspending-entry-of-immigrants-and-nonimmigrants-who-present-risk-to-the-US-labor-market-during-the-economic-recovery-following-the-COVID-19-outbreak.html.

๐: ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ง๐จ๐ง-๐ข๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐š ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ณ๐ž๐?

A: Posts that process nonimmigrant visa applications are prioritizing the visa categories below after meeting demand for services to U.S. citizens and as resources and post-specific conditions allow: travelers with urgent travel needs; foreign diplomats; certain mission critical categories of travelers such as those coming to assist with the U.S. response to the pandemic; students (F-1, M-1, and certain J-1 visas); and temporary employment visas.

๐: ๐–๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐๐ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ง๐จ๐ง๐ข๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐š ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐š ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ค ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”.๐’. ๐ฅ๐š๐›๐จ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ž๐ญ ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ง๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐œ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ ๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค ๐š๐ฅ4;โป‘๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ข๐ง๐๐ž๐?

A: At this time, PP10052 remains in effect and is set to expire on March 31, 2021 unless extended by the President. For questions regarding potential changes to any existing Presidential Proclamations, or potential future Proclamations, we refer you to the White House.

๐: ๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐šhe same v๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐š ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฌ?

A: Our number one priority is the health and safety of our applicants and our personnel. The current immigrant visa interview backlog has developed because of a variety of factors, including limitations in staffing and our ability to process the same volume of applicants in our overseas embassies and consulates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as now-rescinded presidential proclamations. Though we continue to face real and persistent challenges in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to decreasing this backlog by prioritizing certain visas and marshalling all available resources until our task is accomplished. Applicants should check the website of their nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for updates on what visa services are currently available.

๐: ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ?

A: The geographic COVID-19-related PPs 9984, 9992, and 10143, which suspend entry into the United States of foreign nationals who have been physically present in the Peopleโ€™s Republic of China, Islamic Republic of Iran, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Brazil, and South Africa in the 14 day period before seeking entry into the United States, remain in effect.

Immigrant visa applicants who are spouses or children of U.S. citizens and LPRs (IR/CR-1, IR/CR-2, IR/IH-3, IR/IH-4, and F2A) are excepted from the geographic COVID-19 PPs. All other immigrant visa applicants and K fiancรฉ nonimmigrant visa applicants remain subject to these geographic COVID-19 PPs., unless another exception applies.