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United Kingdom Student Visa Updates

The United Kingdom has always been one of the top destinations for students to pursue study abroad programs. The United Kingdom Visa and Immigration agency recently announced significant changes to the student visa process that will impact students interested in studying there as soon as 2021
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DOS Temporary Expansion of Interview Waiver Eligibility

The Department of State (DOS) announced a temporary expansion of statutory and regulatory provisions that allow consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals applying to renew a visa in the same nonimmigrant visa classification and category if not more than 48 months
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COVID-19 Restrictions on U.S. Visas and Entry

This page tracks U.S. visa and entry restrictions related to COVID-19. See NAFSA's Coronavirus Critical Resources Page for related information and resources. Page Contents Geographic Proclamations Affecting Entry from Certain Countries (updated 07/26/2021) COVID Entry Restrictions on Travelers
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Coronavirus Critical Resources

NAFSA has assembled these resource links to help you navigate issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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DOS Limits Use of B Visas for Birth Tourism

A Department of State (DOS) final rule prohibits consular officers from issuing B visas if they determine the applicant's principal purpose is what the administration calls "birth tourism." See 85 FR 4219 (January 24, 2020), effective on the date of publication. DOS published this as a direct final
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Impementation of ESTA for VWP Entry at Land Ports of Entry

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is developing an interim final rule that will expand the ESTA pre-registration requirement to Visa Waiver Program (VWP) visitors planning to enter the United States through land ports of entry. Currently, ESTA pre-registration is needed only for VWP entry
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