May 2023 Updates to U.S. Covid Entry Requirements
On May 11, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration ended Covid-19 vaccination requirements for international travelers. With this new policy change, nonimmigrant visitors no longer need to show proof of vaccination to board a plane to the U.S.
The policy change simplifies the process of entering the U.S. for foreign nationals, however, there are still entry requirements that international visitors must be aware of.
In general, visitors must present the following documentation when entering the U.S.:
- Valid passport (with 6+ months of validity)
- Valid visa, ESTA, green card or permit
In addition, most U.S. immigration attorneys encourage international visitors to carry a folder with important immigration documents, such as: Form I-797 Approval Notices for their visa, birth certificate for children, and marriage certificate for spouses of visa holders (if applicable).
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