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General COVID-19 Information

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Visa Sevices Suspended for Russian Citizens

From Fragomen Worldwide:

Several European countries have temporarily suspended the issuance of visas to Russian citizens, including (but not limited to): Schengen members, and the UK.

As of right now, no country has banned the entry of Russian citizens or suspended the renewal of existing permits or visas for Russian citizens applying in their destination country. Meaning that Russian passport holders with valid visas may continue to travel.


Visa Bulletin – July 2022

According to the State Department’s October Visa Bulletin :

  • EB-1: All countries, including China and India, will remain current.
  • EB-2: China remains at Apr 1, 2019, and India will advance to Dec 1, 2013. All other countries will remain current.
  • EB-3: Professionals and Skilled Workers: China will regress to Mar 22, 2018, and India will advance to Jan 15, 2012. All other countries will remain current.


Health, Safety, and Welfare of Exchange Visitors – EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER

Ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of all exchange visitors is the Department of State’s collective highest priority. The Department takes this responsibility very seriously in order to ensure the continued viability of international educational and cultural exchange as an effective public diplomacy tool.

To help safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of all exchange visitors, the Department has established an Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) Emergency Hotline – 1-866-283-9090 – a 24/7 toll-free telephone number that allows exchange visitors to directly contact the Department in emergency and urgent situations. A Department representative is available 24 hours a day.