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US Embassy India issues fresh clarifications on travel ban

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 • Telugu Comments

US Embassy India on Wednesday clarified that non-US citizen parents of minor US citizen children, including parents holding valid H-1B and H-4 visas, are not subject to travel suspension. The Embass iterated that they may enter the US without receiving an exception.

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Earlier, it was also clarified that student visa holders are able to enter America if their classes start on or after August 1 this year. "We are unfortunately unable to approve exceptions for F visa holders with a program start date before August 1, 2021," the Embassy added, expressing regret.

It held that the suspension of most non-immigrant travel to the US by individuals physically present in India does not apply to American citizens, lawful permanent residents, immigrant visa holders, or select other categories of travelers.

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