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DOS publishes FAQ on J Visa Processing Under Presidential Proclamation 10052

  1. Original Date Announced

    September 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]

    DOS publishes FAQ on J Visa Processing Under Presidential Proclamation 10052
  2. Effective Date

    September 15, 2020
  4. Biden Administration Action: Expired

    April 21, 2021

    2021.04.01 Update on Presidential Proclamation 10052

    This Biden administration policy effectively revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy underlying this entry, thus also revoking this policy.

    On April 1, 2021, DOS announced that the Trump-era policy had expired and that individuals whose visas had been denied under Proclamation 10052 could now reapply.

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Current Status

Not in effect
April 21, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

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

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • June 29, 2020

    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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Biden Administration Policy Documents

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