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Covid 19 Travel/Immigration to USA - please check here and ask questions

Old Mar 10th 2021, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by destone View Post
And so I contacted the London Embassy yesterday (Sunday) upon landing via the usual way on their website. They replied today (so far it's consistent with prior experience). However, there are two changes:
  • Instead of replying to the sender (LondonInfoUnit at state dot gov), the requested information must now be sent to LondonNIE at state dot gov. This implies that the information shared in this JD Supra article is correct, i.e. "Additionally, as the Department of State in Washington, D.C. will adjudicate these waiver requests, not the individual consular posts, we could see delays in the adjudication of these NIE waiver requests."
  • There are two additional questions (there were 24 vs. 26 now):
    • "Have you previously applied for a national interest exception? (Yes/No)"
    • "What is your plan for adhering to CDC guidelines related to COVID-19?"
I'll keep the forum posted regarding the outcome. Previously, I'd get the approval in 5 business days. We'll see about that. If I don't receive approval by next week Friday I must go back home to LAX via two weeks in Mexico.
I submitted my NIE waiver request on Monday, and got it approved today (Wednesday). It took 3 business days, whereas in the past it took 5 business days (on average).
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Old Mar 14th 2021, 8:24 am
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How did you contact theUS Embassy. I cannot find any links to email them. I am going to try and get an NIE for my partner who isa British citizen under compassionate reasons. The only thing is I think you have to travel within 30 days and I have no idea when my son in law is going to take a turn for the worst. So I think I should wait till he has his scan in 2 weeks and see what the doctors say. With an NIE what kind of proof would you need from the doctor?
Thanks in advance
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Old Mar 14th 2021, 11:53 am
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Originally Posted by fiona stanfield View Post
How did you contact theUS Embassy. I cannot find any links to email them. I am going to try and get an NIE for my partner who isa British citizen under compassionate reasons. The only thing is I think you have to travel within 30 days and I have no idea when my son in law is going to take a turn for the worst. So I think I should wait till he has his scan in 2 weeks and see what the doctors say. With an NIE what kind of proof would you need from the doctor?
Thanks in advance
Please check here FAQ 1.6:
https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas/u-s-v...d-travel-faqs/

I am unable to advise on what proof you need for compassionate reasons as I apply under my employment.

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Old Mar 14th 2021, 6:35 pm
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Thank you!
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Old Mar 23rd 2021, 6:07 pm
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I submitted my NIE waiver request on Monday, and got it approved today (Wednesday). It took 3 business days, whereas in the past it took 5 business days (on average).
Update on my travel back the US: the new NIE process seems more efficient. 1) the BA check-in at LHR T5 First Wing was a breeze (it was a simple phone call to override the system); and 2) I didn't get pulled over to the CBP office like last time at LAX, instead the officer by the GE kiosks checked the printed email from the Embassy, and he said "welcome back".
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Old Mar 25th 2021, 2:02 pm
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexled...an-by-mid-may/

Rumoured to be looking at the middle of May to lift the travel restrictions into US. We've been here before of course!
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Old Mar 25th 2021, 9:16 pm
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I am going to keep my fingers crossed on this. It would be a Godsend for me and my partner if the US did open up. I read the Forbes article. Thanks for posting the link.
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Old Mar 25th 2021, 9:21 pm
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexled...an-by-mid-may/

Rumoured to be looking at the middle of May to lift the travel restrictions into US. We've been here before of course!
Yeah...it’s a stretch. It is one thing for the US to ease restrictions, but I can’t see many of the other countries doing so.
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Old Mar 25th 2021, 9:35 pm
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Yeah...it’s a stretch. It is one thing for the US to ease restrictions, but I can’t see many of the other countries doing so.
Indeed. US cases are down hugely, but seem to have plateaued around 50k per day. That's only about 20% lower than last summer's peak. So I can't see many countries rushing any time soon to ease restrictions on US residents entering, especially with several more dangerous variants out there.
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Old Mar 26th 2021, 6:12 am
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It is one thing for the US to ease restrictions, but I can’t see many of the other countries doing so.
The article is about the US, which is what we're interested in.
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As it stands today am I and a friend able to extend my stay on VWP by 30 days??

I am a British citizen and she is Australian
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Old Apr 3rd 2021, 3:20 am
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As it stands today am I and a friend able to extend my stay on VWP by 30 days??

I am a British citizen and she is Australian
There's zero guarantee (and so don't plan on it) but start your research here: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/nationa...gram-travelers

On what ground do you think you're eligible for an extension?
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