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USCIS updates Policy Manual guidance on nonimmigrant cultural visitor (Q) visas

  1. Original Date Announced

    October 15, 2020

    USCIS issues new policy guidance clarifying the eligibility requirements for nonimmigrant cultural visitor (Q) visas, including eligibility requirements for petitioners, programs, and participants. The guidance also identifies the types of evidence that can demonstrate a qualifying program. [ID #1102]

    USCIS PA-2020-18: Nonimmigrant Cultural Visitor (Q) Visa Classification
  2. Effective Date

    October 15, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS


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