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The outgoing administration of US President, Donald Trump, on Monday, November 23, 2020, issued a brand new short-term visa rule that requires vacationer and enterprise vacationers from 15 African international locations and others to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 along with the visa charges, which ranges from $16 to $300, in an effort to go to the US.
Based on TheCable, the US State Division stated the visa bond pilot programme, anticipated to take impact from December 24 and finish on June 24, 2021, is focused at international locations whose residents have increased charges of overstaying B-2 visas for vacationers and B-1 visas for enterprise vacationers.
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The Trump administration stated the six-month pilot program goals to check the feasibility of accumulating such bonds and can function a diplomatic deterrence to overstaying the visas. Therefore, overstay locations important stress on Division of Justice and Division of Homeland Safety.
The visa bond rule will allow U.S. consular officers to request vacationer and enterprise vacationers from international locations whose nationals had an overstay charge of 10% and above in 2019 to pay a refundable bond of $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000.
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The international locations whose vacationer and enterprise vacationers fall into this class and subjected to the bond necessities are 24 international locations, together with 15 African international locations. Whereas these nations had increased charges of overstays, they despatched comparatively fewer vacationers to the US.
The international locations embody Afghanistan, Angola, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa), Djibouti, Eritrea, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Laos, Liberia, Libya, Mauritania, Papua New Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen
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Nigerian vacationers escaped paying the short-term visa rule, as their general rating was under the edge of 10% and above overstaying charge.