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List of Visa Waiver Program Countries

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States for business or tourism for 90 days or less without obtaining a U.S. B-1 or B-2 visa. Those entering for business purposes as defined in INA 101(a)(15)(B) are admitted in WB status. Those
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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

A September 14, 2021 announcement states that the Department of State "has authorized consular officers through the end of 2021 to expand the categories of F, M, and “academic J visa applicants” (students, professors, research scholars, short-term scholars, or specialists) whose applications can be
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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 10/15/2021) Biden administration announces plan to lift
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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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