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  • Hospitality Businesses: Important update regarding J-1 Visa Exchange Visitors



    The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, has issued official guidance regarding the recent court injunction of the June 22nd Presidential Proclamation (PP 10052). 

    This guidance provides details on how the court ruling will be implemented by Consular posts overseas.

    1) J-1 Visa Exchange Visitors who are sponsored by one of the plaintiff organizations or their members are no longer subject to Proclamation’s entry restrictions (e.g. InterExchange is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a plaintiff); 

    2) Participants will need to demonstrate at the time of their interview that their Visa Sponsor [or a host employer] is a member of one of the plaintiff organizations;

    3) Many consular sections at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world are not able to operate at full capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic and unique in-country conditions. 

    InterExchange is in touch with Consular posts around the world to assess their current visa services protocols. 

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. 


    Clay Lewis
    InterExchange Work & Travel USA








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