In the aftermath of the US travel ban, many people have been wondering how to get around the restrictions.
As a result, we’ve been posting the best of our travel advice for those trying to get to and from work, to friends and family.
As always, these are the rules of the road.
First things first: We recommend you apply for a non-immigrant visa if you can get it.
If you are traveling to the US as a visitor, apply for an M-1 visitor visa.
If not, you should apply for one of the other visas mentioned above.
Apply for a work permit (if you can).
A work permit can help you travel to the United States legally and ease restrictions on the American economy.
If your employer has an immigration-related rule or procedure that prevents you from working in the US, apply.
The more you apply, the more likely you’ll get approved.
Get an official travel document.
You can get an official letter from the US Embassy or Consulate stating that you’re in the United Sates.
This document will give you an American passport, visa, and an ID.
If they won’t let you in, check with the consulate, but generally, the embassy will let you stay for 90 days.
This is your primary passport.
You should only apply for your US-issued passport, not a visa.
You might be able to get a visa, but your embassy will probably deny it.
You’ll need to get an M1 visa to work in the USA.
If this is not an option, you can still apply for non-immigration visas for certain work-related reasons.
For example, if you have a degree or a master’s degree, you might be allowed to work for a US company.
If it is, apply on a student visa.
Once you have an M2 visa, you have to apply on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
You can apply for visas for business or other non-agricultural purposes as well.
Once your visa is approved, you’ll have to return to the consulate and get an ID and passport.
This process is the same as obtaining an M3 visa, although you will be required to show proof of residence, such as an apartment, a business address, or a government-issued document.
Learn more about visas.
If the US has a visa waiver program, you will need to apply to stay in the country, which is generally easier to do if you’re on a B-1 visa.
Apply to work here.
If there is a US-wide immigration restriction, you need to go to the nearest US embassy or consulate, which will let them know you’re a visitor and that you need a visa to stay.
You need to have an authorized US passport, valid for a minimum of 90 days, and have a valid non-banned US visa.
This can be your B-2 visa or a tourist visa, depending on your situation.
Apply through the Visa Interview Service (VIS).
This is a small US-based company that will review your application and will give a decision.
Once the decision is made, you get an email, which you must sign and return to your home country.
If that email says you can apply online, you must go to an immigration office to apply.
If no one is available to answer your questions, you could apply at an immigration interview office in the city you’re staying in.
If an immigration officer doesn’t answer your phone calls, you may get a call back later.
If all goes well, the interview will take around 10 minutes.
This may be easier if you’ve got a phone or internet connection.
Ask your boss.
Your boss might be a visa-issuing official at the US embassy, or they might even be a Consulate General or Consular Officer.
You may be able get your visa in person or online, depending if your boss has an office at the embassy or Consulates, or you’re at a consulate that accepts the Visa Application Form.
Ask for a visa application form.
If any of the following apply, you probably need to submit an application online.
You don’t need a copy of the Visa Processing Document.
If at all possible, you don’t want to wait until you’re physically at the consulate to get the forms.
You have a long-term visa, such a Green Card, that you have applied for, and you’re already in the process of obtaining a US visa if your employer is a company that employs more than 10 people.
You want to go and visit family or friends in the States.
You are applying for a permanent residence card, which means you will live and work in US for a period of time and have an ongoing relationship with the US.
You do not need a green card.
You’re a US citizen.
You apply for both your B1 and B2 visas.
You also apply for two other visa types, such if you are a