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Holiday Travel Alert

Kauff McGuire and Margolis LLP
New York, NY
November 17, 2020


As the holiday season approaches, KM&M would like to remind all foreign nationals that international travel will be particularly challenging this year as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, embassy closures, and limitations on the issuance of certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. As a general matter, foreign nationals are encouraged not to travel internationally this year except for emergencies. Travelers should account for possible complications including:

Finally, if you are planning to travel internationally, remember to bring the required immigration documents for a smooth re-entry to the United States. Required documentation varies depending on an individual’s status and circumstances, but may include an original I-797 Approval Notice, a valid visa, an advance parole document, a permanent resident card and/or valid enrollment in the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). All international travelers should carry passports that will be valid for at least six months after entering the United States.

If you have questions about upcoming international travel, please contact an immigration attorney at KM&M.