US Embassy In Algeria Unveils New Visa Procedures
The US Embassy in Algeria today unveiled, via a press release on its facebook page, new updates regarding the granting of visas to Algerians.
The new measures follow the revocation of the former Trump Administration’s decree on legal immigration.
Indeed, the facebook page of the American embassy in Algeria published today, February 28th, 2021, a press release where it explains the new procedures relating to visas.
The Embassy’s communiqué is part of the measures taken by the new US President Joe Biden, particularly following the cancellation, last Friday, of an order by his predecessor Donald Trump, which prohibited legal immigration for beneficiaries of the diversity visa lottery program.
The US Embassy explained in its press release that “Presidential Order 10014 was rescinded on February 24th 2021″, which now allows holders of a DV2020 diversity visa to travel to the United States of America.
A resumption of the processing of applications for ir5, f1, f3, f4 visas was also announced by the American Embassy.
According to the press release published on its facebook page, the latter stressed that family preference visas (f2a, f2b), diversity visas (DV2021), as well as employment-based immigrant visas, would also benefit from this resumption.
The American diplomatic representation in Algiers, had also specified that priority will however be given to visas of direct relevance, in this case diversity, work, spouse and family reunion visas.
In addition, the US Embassy added that applicants will be contacted directly by the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), the National Visa Center (NVC) or the Consular Section of the Embassy, as soon as a date for the necessary interview is set.
Finally, the American Embassy in Algeria assured that preventive measures against the new Coronavirus are still in place, and that the restrictions are still being applied in both the USA and Algeria.
The press release also indicated that “the types of flights, airline programs and airport openings are subject to changes and requirements” related to the evolution of the Covid 19 pandemic.