US Immigration Questions

  1. Authored on: Tue, 09/21/2021 - 06:54
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     It appears they will be able to travel only if they travel to and stay for two weeks in a third country from which travel to the USA is allowed.

  5. Authored on: Tue, 09/21/2021 - 06:17

    J-1 exchange visitors will be able to travel only if the visa is approved and they qualify for a national interest exception (NIE). If you already have a visa, you will need to apply for an NIE or travel to and stay for two weeks in a third country from which travel to the USA is allowed.  The US consulate in Slovenia has indicated they will consider NIE for J-1 holders:

    • Academic professors/researchers (J visa)
    • Au Pairs who are providing specialized care to a child needing particular medical, educational, or sign language care; or an au pair providing care to a child of parents working in the medical field related to Covid care or research.  (J visa)
    • Exchange participant pursuant to a government-to-government agreement (J visa)

    Intern or Trainee at a U.S. Government Agency (J visa, with program series G-3)

  6. Authored on: Tue, 09/21/2021 - 06:10

    A1: You will need to contact your DSO for endorsement on your I-20 to travel, evidence that you have been working (like pay stubs), and a letter from your employer confirming that you will be returning to your ongoing employment.

    A2: Yes.

  7. Authored on: Tue, 09/21/2021 - 06:07

    OPT is considered an ongoing program. She can travel now, subject only to the Covid-19 related health directives. 

     

    Note: For the NRI readers, The Economic Times has started an immigration helpdesk. A team of experts which includes Rajiv S. Khanna will address the most pressing issues. Please see the link below.

    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/migrate/nri-helpdesk-are-you-q…
     

     

  8. Authored on: Tue, 09/21/2021 - 06:05

    While intermittent H-1B employment is permitted, it is only for the job for which you have an H-1B approval. You cannot use an H-1B visa to travel to the US intermittently without that job.

     

  9. Authored on: Tue, 09/21/2021 - 05:56

    You cannot reenter the USA without a visa.  Having a US citizen child exempts you from the travel ban, but not from the visa requirements.

     

    Note: For the NRI readers, The Economic Times has started an immigration helpdesk. A team of experts which includes Rajiv S. Khanna will address the most pressing issues. Please see the link below.

    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/migrate/nri-helpdesk-are-you-q…
     

     

  10. Authored on: Tue, 09/21/2021 - 05:42

    Unless you are covered by an exemption, you will have to apply for a national interest exception. Also, getting appointments for visa stamping is not particularly easy at the moment.

     

     

    Note: For the NRI readers, The Economic Times has started an immigration helpdesk. A team of experts which includes Rajiv S. Khanna will address the most pressing issues. Please see the link below.

    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/migrate/nri-helpdesk-are-you-q…