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gopalakri

Is Immigrant Visa affected by Proclamation

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My parents just got their immigrant visa and need to travel to the US by next month.

1. Are they considered permanent residents ?

2. Can they fly directly to the US from India? Are they subject to proclamation requiring a 14 day stay outside India ?

Thank you

Gopal

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They are immigrants, the quarantine rules don't apply to them. They become Permanent Residents when they enter with the immigrant visa.

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Effective May 4, the entry into the United States of certain nonimmigrant travelers who have been physically present in India is suspended by Presidential Proclamation.  U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPR), and immigrants are not subject to the proclamation.

Yes. They can fly directly to the USA. The sealed envelopes will be taken on entry and they will get their GC and SSA card within a few days at the address of record here.

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1. No, they are not permanent residents until they enter the US with their immigrant visas

2. Yes, they can fly directly to the US. The ban for India only applied to nonimmigrants, not immigrants. In any case, people with immigrant visas have been excepted from all the geographic entry bans, and all those exceptions apply to India.

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