Entering the United States - Advice on entry requirements

When entering the USA you have to pay attention to certain laws and requirements, no matter if you travel privately with ESTA or for business purposes with a visa. Read the most important hints and tipps for entering the United States.

U.S. immigration regulations - Entry requirements to the USA

The so-called Travel Ban applies to citizens of seven countries worldwide. Still, the legal challenges against the travel restrictions issued by president Trump continue and the controversy persists.

U.S. visa stop in Turkey

The U.S. agencies in Turkey have suspended their consular activities and are as of now no longer issuing U.S. visas. It is explained below who will be affected by the provisional visa stop.

Social media data and immigration - New regulation for the collection of information

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will henceforth collect and store social media data of all persons with an immigration status, i.e. Green Card holders and naturalized persons.

CBP introduced new user-friendly Trusted Traveler Program website

On October 2017 the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched a new Trusted Traveler Program website. Programs such as Global Entry and NEXUS are now more user-friendly.

Trump contemplates cuts in J-1 visa sector

The U.S. authorities in Washington are planning a substantial cut in the area of ​​the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa. The discussed J-1 visa changes are set out below.

U.S. work visas under scrutiny - more demanding conditions for companies

The majority of European companies still apply for work visas for their employees based on the E-registration of a U.S. company (E-1 Treaty Trader or E-2 Treaty Investor). There have been, however, changes concerning the Treaty Trader or Treaty Investor application process.

Russia suspends U.S. visa processing

On August 23, 2017, the U.S. Department of State announced that U.S. missions in Russia have temporarily stopped issuing all U.S. nonimmigrant visas.

Increasing site visits for U.S. employers with H and L visa employees

Officials from the U.S. Fraud Detection and National Security agency (FDNS) have been conducting on-site inspections of U.S. employers with foreign employees on H-1B and L-1A or L-1B status since 2009. Employers in the U.S. should now prepare for increasing unannounced site visits.

Executive Order enforced

As reported, parts of the disputed Executive Order from President Trump have come into effect based on a decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court. Until now there were uncertainties concerning the practicality and timing of implementing this 90-day travel ban for citizens of certain countries.

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