The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown many processes for a loop over the past 18 months, with new rules, travel bans, and other complications arising at a steady rate. With so many changes in mind, the USCIS website has pooled all COVID related digital resources together into a digital document, the COVID-19 Resource Response.
In this site, foreign nationals and others involved in the US immigration process can review a variety of guidelines and other rules in place, such as:
- Mask requirements for DHS and USCIS workspaces and federal buildings
- Limitations for who may enter these facilities (such as no one who has traveled unvaccinated in the prior 10 days, among other regulations)
- Updates on USCIS office closings
- Application support center openings and hours of operation
- Important deadlines for requests and appeals
- K1 & K2 nonimmigrant notices
- And more
Many resources are linked from the hub as well, such as Visa Services and Timelines and updates from the US Department of State. This is also a recommended place to review US embassies abroad for local consulates in foreign markets.
While the pandemic has caused many people and processes to be agile, rest assured that the immigration offices are still processing cases, approving applications, and moving forward as quickly and effectively as possible. Visa programs such as EB, H-1B, PERM, family visas, marriage visas, and more, are still being distributed.
If you’re a foreign national looking for an immigration attorney to help you determine which type of visa is right for you, contact our team at Loigica for experienced guidance in the immigration realm of law.