Rescission of Presidential Proclamation 10014

Visa

Presidential Proclamation (P.P.) 10014, entitled “Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak,” was rescinded on February 24, 2021. 

Instructions for Immigrant Visa Applicants

Not Yet Interviewed: If you had been scheduled for an immigrant visa interview at the U.S. Consulate General but your appointment was then canceled under P.P. 10014, please visit our USTravelDocs Rescheduling Page for instructions on how to reschedule your interview.  You will need to replace any documents that have expired.

Previously Refused:  Immigrant visa applicants whose petitions remain valid and who were previously interviewed but refused visas due to P.P. 10014 should submit an inquiry here and state clearly that they are interested in pursuing their immigrant visa (Ex: “My case was affected by the Presidential Proclamations and I am now interested in pursuing my immigrant visa.”).  Our office will then review your case and contact you by postal mail with instructions on how to continue the processing of your visa application.  If you have changed your mailing address, please make sure you include the new mailing address in your inquiry.  If you are not interested in pursuing your visa at this time, please make sure you contact our office at least once a year to keep your case open.

Diversity Visa 2020 Applicants:  Those holding diversity visas issued in 2020 that are still valid may seek entry to the United States immediately, despite the visa annotation, “Entry Subject to PP 10014.”  Individuals whose DV-2020 visas have expired may not be issued replacement visas; however, individuals who received diversity visas in 2020 as a result of orders in the court case Gomez v. Trump may travel to the United States on an expired visa as the court ordered the government to treat these visas as though they were issued on the date P.P. 10014 was rescinded. The court did not specify for how long the visas would be considered valid.   Additionally, it may be possible that the court order could be changed or modified in some important respect.  Therefore, applicants wishing to benefit from the order are encouraged to travel as soon as practicable as the order could change.  The Secretary of State has granted a national interest exception for Diversity Visa (DV) applicants for the 2020 fiscal year (DV-2020) who hold a valid immigrant visa and are subject to the geographic COVID-19 Presidential Proclamations.  In addition, diversity visa applicants for DV-2020 who were not issued visas before September 30, 2020 for any reason including P.P. 10014 will not be interviewed, scheduled, or reconsidered for visas, as those applicants were only eligible for issuance of a visa through the end of the 2020 fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2020.

Diversity Visa 2021 Applicants:  DV applicants for the 2021 fiscal year (DV-2021) should wait to be notified of the scheduling of an interview in accordance with the phased resumption of visa services framework. 

Geographic COVID-19 Restrictions

The geographic COVID-19-related P.P.s 9984, 9992, and 10143, which suspend entry into the United States of foreign nationals who have been physically present in the People’s Republic of China, Islamic Republic of Iran, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Brazil, and South Africa, in the 14-day period before seeking entry into the United States, remain in effect.  Immigrant visa applicants who are spouses or children of U.S. citizens (IR/CR-1, IR/CR-2, IR/IH-3, and IR/IH-4), as well as spouses and minor children of LPRs (F2A), are excepted from the geographic COVID-19 P.P.s.  All other immigrant visa applicants and K fiancé nonimmigrant visa applicants remain subject to these geographic COVID-19 P.P.s., unless another exception applies. 

Resumption of All Visa Services

We are resuming routine visa services on a post-by-post basis, following State Department guidance to safely return our workforce and the public to Department facilities.  U.S. embassies and consulates continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services.  As post-specific conditions improve, our embassies and consulates will begin providing additional services and will resume routine visa services completely as soon as it is safe to do so for the public and for our workforce.  Applicants should check the website of their nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for updates on what visa services are currently available.

Frequently Asked Questions

𝐐: 𝐈𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐏𝐏) 𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟏𝟒 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭?

A: President Biden rescinded PP 10014, entitled “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak,” on February 24, 2021.

𝐐: 𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐈 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐝𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐏𝐏𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟏𝟒, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐈 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐈 𝐝𝐨?

A: Immigrant visa applicants who are spouses or children of U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (IR/CR-1, IR/CR-2, IR/IH-3, IR/IH-4, and F2A) are excepted from the geographic COVID-19 PPs and will be scheduled for an interview appointment according to our phased resumption of visa services framework.  All other immigrant visa applicants and K fiancé nonimmigrant visa applicants remain subject to these geographic COVID-19 PPs unless another exception applies.  Applicants in a country under a regional COVID-19 visa restriction should check the website of the nearest embassy or consulate for further details.

𝐐: 𝐌𝐲 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐏𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟏𝟒. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐈 𝐝𝐨?

A: Immigrant visa applicants whose petitions remain valid and who were previously interviewed but refused visas due to P.P. 10014 should submit an inquiry here and state clearly that they are interested in pursuing their immigrant visa (Ex: “My case was affected by the Presidential Proclamations and I am now interested in pursuing my immigrant visa.”).  Our office will then review your case and contact you by postal mail with instructions on how to continue the processing of your visa application.  If you have changed your mailing address, please make sure you include the new mailing address in your inquiry.  If you are not interested in pursuing your visa at this time, please make sure you contact our office at least once a year to keep your case open.

𝐐: 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐈 𝐝𝐨?

A: If you had been scheduled for an immigrant visa interview at the U.S. Consulate General but your appointment was then canceled under P.P. 10014, please visit our USTravelDocs Rescheduling Page for instructions on how to reschedule your interview.  You will need to replace any documents that have expired.

𝐐: 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐝?

A: Posts that process immigrant visa applications are prioritizing the visa categories below after meeting demand for services to U.S. citizens and as resources and post-specific conditions allow: Immediate Relative family members of U.S. citizens including intercountry adoptions (IR/CR1, IR/CR2, IR/IH-4); Fiancés of U.S. citizens (K visas); and Certain Special Immigrant Visa applications.

𝐐: 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐧-𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐝?

A: Posts that process nonimmigrant visa applications are prioritizing the visa categories below after meeting demand for services to U.S. citizens and as resources and post-specific conditions allow: travelers with urgent travel needs; foreign diplomats; certain mission critical categories of travelers such as those coming to assist with the U.S. response to the pandemic; students (F-1, M-1, and certain J-1 visas); and temporary employment visas.

𝐐: 𝐈 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐚 (𝐃𝐕) 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐝 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐚. 𝐂𝐚𝐧 𝐈 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬?

A: DV applicants for the 2020 fiscal year (DV2020) who hold a valid immigrant visa have been granted a national interest exception to the geographic COVID-19 Presidential Proclamations and may seek entry to the United States, despite the visa annotation “Entry Subject to PP 10014.”

𝐐: 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐚, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐈 𝐝𝐨?

A: Individuals whose DV2020 visas have expired may not be issued replacement visas. However, individuals who received diversity visas in 2020 as a result of orders in the court case Gomez v. Trump may travel to the United States on an expired visa as the court ordered the government to treat these visas as though they were issued on the date P.P. 10014 was rescinded.

𝐐: 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐃𝐕𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐮𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰. 𝐂𝐚𝐧 𝐈 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰?

A: Unfortunately, no. DV2020 applicants who were refused because of PP 10014 will not be interviewed, scheduled, or reconsidered for visas, as those applicants were only eligible for issuance of a visa through the end of the 2020 fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2020.

𝐐: 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐏 𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟏𝟒. 𝐂𝐚𝐧 𝐈 𝐫𝐞-𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐕𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦?

A: Unfortunately, no. DV2020 applicants who were refused because of PP 10014 will not be interviewed, scheduled, or reconsidered for visas, as those applicants were only eligible for issuance of a visa through the end of the 2020 fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2020. You may apply to be selected for a future Diversity Visa program.

𝐐: 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐃𝐕 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏. 𝐂𝐚𝐧 𝐈 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰?

A: DV applicants for the 2021 fiscal year should wait for a notification of interview appointment as embassies and consulates are able to accommodate such scheduling according to our existing phased resumption of visa services framework.

𝐐: 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐏𝐏 𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟓𝟐 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐧𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔.𝐒. 𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝?

A: At this time, PP10052 remains in effect and is set to expire on March 31, 2021 unless extended by the President. For questions regarding potential changes to any existing Presidential Proclamations, or potential future Proclamations, we refer you to the White House.

𝐐: 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐬?

A: Our number one priority is the health and safety of our applicants and our personnel. The current immigrant visa interview backlog has developed because of a variety of factors, including limitations in staffing and our ability to process the same volume of applicants in our overseas embassies and consulates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as now-rescinded presidential proclamations. Though we continue to face real and persistent challenges in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to decreasing this backlog by prioritizing certain visas and marshalling all available resources until our task is accomplished. Applicants should check the website of their nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for updates on what visa services are currently available.

𝐐: 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬?

A: The geographic COVID-19-related PPs 9984, 9992, and 10143, which suspend entry into the United States of foreign nationals who have been physically present in the People’s Republic of China, Islamic Republic of Iran, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Brazil, and South Africa in the 14 day period before seeking entry into the United States, remain in effect.  Immigrant visa applicants who are spouses or children of U.S. citizens and LPRs (IR/CR-1, IR/CR-2, IR/IH-3, IR/IH-4, and F2A) are excepted from the geographic COVID-19 PPs. All other immigrant visa applicants and K fiancé nonimmigrant visa applicants remain subject to these geographic COVID-19 PPs., unless another exception applies.