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POTUS issues Executive Order on Hong Kong, affecting visas

  1. Date Announced

    July 14, 2020

    POTUS issues an executive order 13936 "on Hong Kong Normalization." The executive order impacts immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. Hong Kong-born foreign nationals will now fall into China's green card quota, not the Worldwide quota, subjecting them to greater immigrant visa backlogs. H, L, and O visas now have shorter visa validity periods, and L visas now require a $120 reciprocity fee. [ID #1026]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    July 29, 2020
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Presidential Orders
Agencies Affected: Bureau of Consular Affairs

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