The following U.S. nonimmigrant visa applicants will not receive an annotation:
- Applicants who have demonstrated that they are not subject to the proclamation.
- Applicants whose visas were issued prior to the proclamation.
- Certain categories of visa holders eligible for blanket waivers, including F-1 and M-1 students with start or resumption date on or after August 1, 2021 and their derivative beneficiaries on F-2 or M-2 status respectively.
All NIEs are processed electronically and do not require any additional paperwork or notation or letters to the airlines or to the port of entry. Eligible derivative beneficiaries should carry proof of the requisite relationship and present it to the airlines and port-of-entry officials, as needed.
This update can be found here.