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DOS publishes FAQ on J Visa Processing Under Presidential Proclamation 10052

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 15, 2020

    DOS releases an FAQ on J Visa Processing after Presidential Proclamation 10052, which suspends the issuance of visas to certain applicants. The FAQ provides information regarding the continuation of visa programs and the availability of national interest exceptions. [ID #1064]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Sept. 15, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    October 12, 2020

    DOS announced that as a result of the federal district court's injunction in National Association of Manufacturers v. DHS, any J-1, H-1B, H-2B, or L-1 applicant who is either sponsored (as an exchange visitor) by, petitioned by, or whose petitioner is a member of, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit is no longer subject to PP 10052’s entry restrictions.

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

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Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: Bureau of Consular Affairs DOS

Prior Policies

  • Presidential Proclamation 10052 "suspends the issuance of visas 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, and summer work travel programs; and any spouses or children of covered applicants applying for H-4, L-2, or J-2 visas.

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Subsequent Action

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