Presidential Proclamation (P.P.) 10052, which suspended the entry of certain nonimmigrants who were determined to present a risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak, expired on March 31, 2021. PP 10052 applied to applicants for H-1B, H-2B, and L-1 visas; J-1 visa applicants participating in the intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel programs; and any spouses or children of covered applicants applying for H-4, L-2, or J-2 visas.
Affected categories can now schedule Interview Waiver appointments. A limited number of interview appointments are now available for all work visa categories. Because of limited capacity and safety precautions due to COVID-19, applicants should expect to experience delays in appointment availability. Eligibility requirements for the interview waiver visa renewal process can be found at: https://www.ustraveldocs.com/do/do-niv-visarenew.asp.
Routine tourist visa appointments remain suspended at this time, and only B1B2 that meet the requirements for emergency processing or are eligible for interview waiver are being scheduled.