The novel coronavirus has caused uncertainty and disruptions to daily life throughout most of the United States and around the world. Government policies are changing daily as the outbreak becomes more serious. Despite these changes, Dayzad Law is prepared and committed to providing expertise on immigration challenges as they arise.

Individual Clients: Please alert your Dayzad Law attorney if your international travel plans change from what you have previously communicated to us, or if you anticipate new international travel.

Corporate Clients: If your office closes its premises

  • Ensure you can continue to access mail sent from the government to your office address on record
  • Alert our firm if you would like us to use a temporary mailing address for sending hard copy documents.
  • We will discuss with you posting notices for H-1B applications or labor certifications.

Dayzad Law Continues to Meet Clients’ Needs

As a paperless office, most of our work and communication is done electronically. We have devoted significant planning to help mitigate against possible adverse impacts from COVID-19 or any other event that could affect business operations.  These plans will assist us in providing a continuing level of service you have come to expect.  At this time we remain fully operational and we will continue to serve our clients to the best of our abilities.

We remain available to our clients as usual via email, phone and video.  Clients continue to have access to their immigration portal website for information about their case–even if telecommuting from home. If you have a scheduled appointment to visit our office and you feel sick (or have been exposed to an individual who has been sick), we ask that you consider rescheduling or conducting the appointment by phone or videoconference instead.

USCIS Appointments

USCIS similarly advises individuals to cancel and reschedule appointments with USCIS if you have been in any country designated as a “level 3” by the CDC within 14 days of the appointment (this currently includes China, Iran, South Korea, and most of Europe), believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, or are experiencing flu-like symptoms. The government will reschedule your appointment without penalty once you are healthy. If you have an upcoming appointment at a USCIS office and fall into one of the above categories, please contact us, and we would be happy to help with the rescheduling process.

Travel Ban

The U.S. is temporarily suspending entry of individuals who were physically present within the Schengen Area of Europe (most of Europe) during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. This travel ban does not apply to:

  • Travelers from the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) and Ireland.
  • S. Citizens
  • Green Card holders
  • A foreign-national that has proper travel documents and is the
    • Spouse of a U.S. citizen or green card holder;
    • Parent or legal guardian of a U.S. citizen or green card holder, provided that the U.S. citizen or green card holder is unmarried and under the age of 21;
    • Sibling of a U.S. citizen or green card holder, provided that both are unmarried and under the age of 21;
    • Child of a U.S. citizen or green card holder;
    • Traveling pursuant to a C-1, D, or C-1/D nonimmigrant visa as a crewmember or any alien otherwise traveling to the U.S. as air or sea crew;

As described in our previous blog, travel has also been restricted for people who have visited China or Iran.

Applications for Travel Visas

We are actively assessing all travel visa application processes that are currently in progress with our clients that involve travel from Europe or other countries under the current travel ban. Some consulates may temporarily suspend services.  We will alert clients if a new strategy becomes necessary.

We Will Succeed Together!

We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation. We will update our clients as we obtain new information that my affect their immigration strategy. We wish all our clients good health, well-being and refer you to the website should you need any further guidance and best practices for prevention.