Saturday 15 August, 2020

US visas resume for Cayman students amid legal battle in the US

The United States (US) Embassy in Jamaica is set to resume granting US student visas in a few days. This is amid Trump administration efforts to force foreign college students to take on-site classes or lose their visas.

The visa guidelines that were issued by the Whitehouse last week would deal a devastating blow to the educational plans of foreign students and derail months of planning by US tertiary institutions to resume their operations. 

This has resulted in a high-stakes legal battle between the White House and a number of US universities, with 17 states and the District of Columbia getting involved in a lawsuit that calls the policy “senseless and cruel.”

As of Monday July 20 2020, non-US students in Cayman who are seeking to return to school will be able to apply for their student visas.

For further information or to make an appointment, email the Kingston Office at KingstonNIV@state.gov.

Additional information is available from the Embassy’s website at jm.usembassy.gov

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