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COVID-19 News


At OnlineVisas  the safety and well-being of our employees and clients is our top priority. In response to COVID-19, our office will be closed effective March 26, 2020.

Our employees will be working remotely to ensure we are still meeting your needs during this time.

Our phone lines will be forwarded, and you will be able to reach us via all our regular methods of communication. For our international clients, please provide your preferred messaging application and contact details in addition to your phone number when leaving messages.

As always, you can reach out directly to your case manager or reach our entire team by emailing

Potential clients can reach us at +1 405-310-4333 or through the OnlineVisas chat function to set up a free strategy session with us anytime.

We understand this is a stressful and uncertain time for so many and we are here to partner with you through it. We will provide regular updates on Immigration specific news regarding COVID-19 at

Also be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and like our Facebook page for our most up-to-date information during this global crisis.

Jon Velie, CEO and Lead Attorney

Covid-19 Tips from Jon Velie

Don't miss Jon's regular updates on how individual visa holders, employers, and those seeking U.S. visas can deal with the current global crisis.

Ep. 30: Trump Immigration: The Plan for 2020

May 18

Ep. 29: Is now a good time to file for a U.S. Visa?

May 17

Ep. 28: SEVP for OPT Work Exceptions, I-9 Validity, J-1 Extensions and Satisfactory Departure

May 15

Ep. 27: More Restrictions for Non-immigrant U.S. Visas

May 12

Ep. 26: PPP Loan Repayment: Are Small Businesses Being Punished?

May 12

Ep. 25: Which U.S. Visa Holders Qualify for the Stimulus Check?

May 07

Ep. 24: Responding to USCIS Requests, OPT & the Healthcare Workforce Resiliency Act

May 06

Ep. 23: Special Circumstances for U.S. Visas Holders

May 05

Ep. 22: Reopening the US and H-1B Lay offs, Wage Reductions and Leaves of Absence

May 01

Ep. 21: Green Card Processing Current and Public Charge During COVID19

May 01

Ep. 20: Re-opening, LCA Priority Dates and EB1 backlog

May 01

Ep. 19: Executive Order to Temporarily Suspend Immigration into the US – What Clients Should Know

April 23

Ep. 18: Executive Order to Temporarily Suspend Immigration into the US – What Clients Should Know

April 23

Episode 17: What the Executive Order Could Mean For Immigration

April 23

Episode 16: Stimulus Checks for Work Visa Holders, Substantial Presence Test and More

April 21

Episode 15: Running out of Immigration Status During COVID-19

April 21

Episode 14: Practicing Law in a Hawaiian Shirt Pt. 2

April 20

Episode 13: The Death of John Prine

April 15

Episode 12: Things you can do during COVID-19

April 14

Episode 11: The Importance of H1B visas in US Tech

April 13

Episode 10: Practicing Immigration Law in a Hawaiian Shirt

April 09

Episode 9: USCIS Targeting Staffing Companies and Winning Lawsuits

April 08

Episode 8: USCIS Set to Reopen, H-1B pre-registration Denials, H2A & H2B Interview Waiver

April 08

Episode 7: Getting Foreign Medical Workers into the U.S. to Fight COVID-19

April 01

Episode 6: COVID-19 Spreads, Visas for the Medical Profession and the CARES Act

April 01

Episode 5: Stimulus Package, Small Business Loans and Keeping Employees on Payroll

April 01

Episode 4: Stats, the Care Act, AMA & More

March 27

Episode 3: Senate Bill, USCIS, Unemployment & More

March 27

Episode 2: Medical, Agriculture & Foreign Investment

March 27

Episode 1: Office closings, terminations, I-9 & More

March 27

Covid-19 Immigration Questions?

If you have any questions on the Covid-19 / Coronavirus crisis and immigration to the U.S., please ask us here and we will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.

OnlineVisas in the Coronavirus News


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Trump to Further Restrict H-1B and Other Non-Immigrant Visas in NEW Proclamation

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Which U.S. Consulates Are Now Open?

Many people have been in touch with OnlineVisas to ask “Which U.S.

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