As the United States embarks on a major transition to a new visa regime that will be more inclusive, it’s worth understanding what visa holders and those seeking entry to the United Kingdom and Europe will be facing as they try to get into the country.
The new system, expected to open in 2019, will require that new applicants show proof of at least one of the following: a valid tourist visa (a B1) from the United Nations, the European Union, or the United Arab Emirates; a valid work visa (an H1B) from a participating country; a residence permit from the European Economic Area (EEA); a residence or work permit from a non-EEA country; or an immigrant visa (i.e., a work or residence permit).
Visa holders will need to show the visa holder’s identity card, passport, or other documents in order to apply for a visa.
For a detailed explanation of the new system and how it will impact the visa application process, see our previous article.
Visa holders in the U.K. will be able to apply online for a work visa, but visa applicants will need a UK-issued passport to apply.
While this system is designed to ensure that visa applicants are able to meet the requirements for a specific type of visa (such as the B1 visa), it’s also expected to impact the way people seek to get in.
The U.S. will require applicants to show their nationality before they can enter the U: “The U.N. refugee agency [UNHCR] will be required to certify that an applicant has a genuine claim for asylum or has been granted refugee status.
The Government will also have to provide proof that an asylum seeker has not yet been granted a refugee status, such as an official letter of claim, which must be submitted to the UNHCR.
The UBS Visa is also expected “to be a permanent visa, not an interim visa that will expire once the applicant has met the requirements.” “
In addition, the UBS visa will require proof of identity, including proof of nationality, for entry to Canada.”
The UBS Visa is also expected “to be a permanent visa, not an interim visa that will expire once the applicant has met the requirements.”
A UBS holder, on the other hand, will be allowed to apply again for a nonimmigrant visa, which is expected to be an interim and not a permanent one: “An interim visa, such in the form of an H1-B visa, is for individuals who have not yet reached their full eligibility age of 65 or the maximum age for entry into Canada, whichever is lower.”
The government will also allow “an individual to apply to stay temporarily in the United State and apply for an interim Visa if the individual has a valid UBS status or has applied for a permanent UBS.”
While these are significant changes, the changes don’t appear to be in place yet.
While the system has been designed to be inclusive, some critics have raised concerns that the new UBS system could be used to discriminate against people who come from countries with higher levels of religious tolerance or who have been victims of torture.
As we’ve previously reported, there is also concern that the U-visa could become a “stigma” that could deter potential immigrants from coming to Canada.
As a result, the government has said it will review the new systems and may make adjustments to the current system if they find it to be too restrictive.
“The government is aware that there are concerns around the application process for the H1 and H2 visas and the H-visas, but is committed to ensuring that all Canadians are able access the best and most efficient system for processing applications for their visas and that all applicants are treated fairly,” a spokesperson said in a statement.
“As part of this review, the Government will work with the private sector to develop new and better ways to manage the visa applications system.”