Department of State Extends NIE Validity Providing Relief for Travelers

To reduce the backlogs of National Interest Exception (NIE) applications required by the Presidential Proclamations (Proclamations) regarding travel from designated countries to the U.S. due to the pandemic, the U.S. Department of State ¬†(DOS) announced on July 6, 2021, that it will extend the validity period of NIEs from 30 days to 12 months from …