Biden rescinds measure that restricted immigrant visas

On the 24th of February, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, rescinded the measure that restricted entry for certain immigrant visas.  Starting on that date, the following visas are allowed to be applied for and to enter in the United States:

  • Applicants for permanent residence who are parents or siblings of US citizens and
  • Candidates for various types of job-based greencards, such as EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3

Applicants who have not yet been interviewed or scheduled for an interview will have their applications processed according to the gradual return of the visa services structure.

Immigrant visa applicants whose petitions remain valid and who were previously interviewed, but whose applications were refused due to Proclamation 10014, must await instructions from the US embassy or consulate where they were interviewed.

The State Department will reconsider cases that were previously rejected due to Proclamation 10014 and will let candidates know if additional information will be needed.

NOTE: It is important to note that the entry restriction for non-american citizens coming from the United Kingdom, Brazil, Ireland, South Africa and a large part of Europe will continue to be enforced.  Consult with the immgration lawyers at Drummond Advisors before planning your trip.