4/23/2020: Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrant Visa Applicants

President Trump has issued a proclamation suspending the entry of certain immigrants for 60 days. This proclamation, which takes effect on 11:59pm EDT on April 23, 2020, only affects those who need to apply for an immigrant visa at a consulate abroad in order to enter the U.S. as permanent residents (green card holders). The proclamation does not apply to current permanent residents. There are also some other exceptions.

Since the proclamation does not pertain to nonimmigrants, it will not affect international F-1 or J-1 international students, J-1 international scholars, or international employees in H-1B, TN, E-3 etc. statuses.

It will also not affect green card applicants who can apply for their green cards in the U.S. through adjustment of status and do not need to obtain an immigrant visa at a consulate abroad.

Please contact the International Center if you have any questions or concerns about this.


Last Updated: Thursday, 4/23/2020 at 9:22AM