Decree about immigration policy, signed on January 27, US President Donald trump, will affect the procedure of issuing visas to citizens of Russia. About it reports TV channel “Rain” with reference to the U.S. Embassy.
In particular, the changes will affect the program re-issuance of visas The Visa Interview Waiver Program, which simplifies the re-issuance of visas to Russians and not allowed to be interviewed if the previous visa expired less than four years ago. Under the new rules this period is reduced to 12 months.
The agreement on simplification of visa regime between Russia and the USA was signed in 2012. It has simplified the issuance of U.S. visas to Russians, including multiple-entry visas for three years when re-applying.
According to the decree “On the protection of the country from the entry of foreign terrorists” entering the United States for a period of 90 days prohibited citizens from seven countries with primarily Muslim populations (Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Syria. Somalia and Sudan). The decree also suspended the reception of any refugees in 120 days and the admission of refugees from Syria indefinitely. The airports have detained citizens who arrived in the U.S. from these countries.
After the publication of the decree, the country began protests disagree with the immigration policy. In several States the courts have imposed restrictions on the implementation of the presidential decree. American Union civil liberties announced the arrest of 100 to 200 people.