FAQ on the National Interest Exceptions to Presidential Proclamations Suspending the Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants

On August 12, 2020, the Department of State issued updated guidance regarding national interest exceptions noted in President Trump’s proclamations suspending entry of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas.

As previously noted, those individuals in H-1B, H-2B, H-4, J-1, J-2, L-1, and L-2 status who were in the U.S. on the effective date of the Proclamation or who possess a valid visa stamp are not impacted by the Proclamation.  With the Department of State’s updated guidance, there are now delineated national interest exceptions available to individuals in H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 status and their dependents who will accompany or follow to join them in the U.S.

To uncomplicate the complicated, EIG has packaged our NIE Summary and Analysis in this PDF as a quick-reference for you, and to share with your teams and employees. 

We will report back if any changes are made that would impact your foreign national employees. As always, please let us know if you have any questions, we are happy to discuss in further detail.