New US Visit Visa Bond
The Last Trump Travel Ban US Visa Bond Scheme Launched
The U.S. introduces Visa bonds for tourist and business travellers from 23 countries
$15,000 For a Visit Visa to The USA A Deposit Payment Required to Visit the US
✈ In this video:
0:00 – New Trump Travel Ban: Travellers to Pay $15,000 to Visit USA – The New US Visit Visa Bond
01:02 – How Visa Bonds Work: The U.S. introduced Visa bonds 15 African countries and 8 other countries
The current US administration has issued a temporary rule that could require tourist and business travellers from mostly African countries to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 to travel to the United States.
The announcement of the US visa bonds comes despite a lack of any period for public comment and review, which is usually general practice ahead of potential US immigration rule changes.
The U.S. State Department defended the decision not to subject the changes to public comment, saying that the issue was ‘a matter of conducting foreign relations, hence it’s not subject to the usual process.’ The department further stated that the rule targets countries whose nationals have higher rates of overstaying B-2 visas for tourists and B-1 visas for business travellers.
Both B-1 and B-2 visas are designed for short term trips. This new rule will take effect from December 24, 2020, until June 24, 2021.
02:13 – Discourage Visa Overstayers
The Pilot Program is being studied as a potential diplomatic tool to encourage foreign governments to take all appropriate actions to ensure that their nationals depart the United States in a timely manner after making temporary visits. — The state department
The new rule requires tourist and business travellers from countries whose nationals had an “overstay rate” of 10 per cent or higher in 2019 to pay a refundable bond of $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000.
However, the justification for introducing the bonds is seemingly at odds with a summary in the same filing, which stated that the program was ‘meant to reduce the burden to the US government and does not aim to assess whether issuing visa bonds will be effective in reducing the number of aliens who overstay.’
03:11 – List of Affected Countries
Countries affected by the new rule:
* Angola * Bhutan
* Burkina Faso * Chad
* Burundi * Cape Verde
* The Democratic Republic of the Congo
* Djibouti * Eritrea * The Gambia
* Guinea-Bissau * Iran * Laos * liberia
* Libya * Mauritania
* Myanmar * Papua New Guinea
* Sao Tome and Principe
* Sudan * Syria * Yemen
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