Changes to National Interest Exceptions

Effective July 5, all National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) to Presidential Proclamation 10143 are valid for 12 months and multiple entries.  This new and updated validity period also applies retroactively; all NIEs already approved are automatically valid for 12 months and multiple entries beginning from the date you were notified of your NIE approval.  You do not need to contact the U.S. Embassy if your NIE was issued less than 12 months ago.

Please be aware that due to a large volume of inquiries, it may take up to 6-8 weeks to review your NIE request.

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State Department Now Requires U.S. Visa Applicants to Share Social Media Accounts

The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It’s a vast expansion of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington D.C.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. The fundamental activity of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is to develop and implement policy on major issues affecting business.