Passports and visas

An elderly man walks in Monastiraki square, usually the most crowded area in central Athens, Monday, March 16, 2020. Greek health authorities have warned people to stay home, and have shut down everything from restaurants, bars and cafes to public organized beaches, ski resorts, hair salons and movie theaters, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
March 16, 2020 - 8:57 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 169,000 people and killed more than 6,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or people with existing health problems. More than 77,000 people...
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People wait to check in to a flight to Chicago at the United Airlines counter in the main terminal of Brussels International Airport in Brussels, Thursday, March 12, 2020. The European Union has slammed the new anti-virus travel ban announced by U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 12, 2020 - 1:08 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Thursday lashed out at President Donald Trump’s decision to restrict travel from Europe to the United States because of the new coronavirus, calling the the pandemic a global crisis that “requires cooperation rather than unilateral action.” Trump, who had...
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A man and a girl on a scooter are backdropped by a Lombardy region campaign advertising reading in Italian ' Coronavirus let's stop it together ', at the Porta Nuova business district in Milan, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Italy is mulling even tighter restrictions on daily life and has announced billions in financial relief to cushion economic shocks from the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
March 11, 2020 - 3:06 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe: India has suspended some visas until April 15 to try to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. Some categories, like diplomatic, official or employment visas, are exempt. The restrictions start Friday. Foreign nationals who need to...
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March 05, 2020 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An additional 35,000 temporary foreign workers will be allowed into the U.S. this year to fill seasonal jobs amid a tight labor market, the Trump administration said Thursday. In expanding the number of so-called H-2B visas for temporary non-farm workers, the administration is...
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Japan's Deputy Justice Minister Hiroyuki Yoshiie looks at his notes during a press conference at the Japanese Embassy, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, March 2, 2020. Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Monday suggested to Yoshiie that Nissan's fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn won't be extradited back to Japan and remains in the hands of Lebanon's judiciary, according to a presidential statement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
March 02, 2020 - 11:49 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's president on Monday suggested to visiting Japanese deputy justice minister that Nissan’s fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn won't be extradited back to Japan and remains in the hands of Lebanon's judiciary, according to a presidential statement. The Japanese official said Ghosn...
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Passengers ride on public transport in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The debate over fresh U.S. sanctions aimed at forcing out Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro played out Wednesday across the crisis-stricken South American nation. Families have been split up with at least 4.5 million Venezuelans fleeing crumbling public services. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
February 26, 2020 - 5:16 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Increasing numbers of people applying for asylum in the European Union are arriving from countries with visa-free travel agreements with the bloc, notably from Latin America, rather than entering without permission, the EU’s asylum agency said Wednesday. More than 714,000 people...
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In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, photo Baptist Pastor Clifford Maung, third from left, recites a prayer as Chin Sai, center, and Myint Myint Swe, right, prepare food following services at the Overseas Burmese Christian Fellowship in Boston. All three are immigrants from Myanmar, also known as Burma. Confusion, sorrow and outrage are rippling across some immigrant communities after the announcement of a Trump administration policy that is expected to all but shut down family-based immigration from four countries, including Myanmar. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 20, 2020 - 12:45 pm
BOSTON (AP) — After nearly a dozen years moving through the U.S. visa system, Sai Kyaw's brother and sister and their families were at the finish line: a final interview before they could leave Myanmar to join him in Massachusetts and work at his restaurant. Then a dramatic turn in U.S. immigration...
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In this Feb. 18, 2020, photo, a medical staff member attends to a COVID-19 patient in a temporary hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The hospital, one of the dozen of its kind built in Wuhan, hosts COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT
February 20, 2020 - 12:24 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Thursday that three more people have been infected with the new virus that originated in central China, following an announcement the day before that two people had died of the illness caused by the virus in the Iranian city of Qom. All schools and universities,...
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A family talk with journalists while waiting to leave the sanatorium after their quarantine period has ended in Bogandinsky in the Tyumen region, about 2150 kilometers (1344 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. On Wednesday, 144 people who were evacuated from the epicenter of the CONVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, were released from a 14-day quarantine in western Siberia. None of them tested positive for the virus. (AP Photo/Maxim Slutsky)
February 19, 2020 - 11:55 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's entry ban for Chinese nationals will be partial and only affect those who travel with tourist, private, student and work visas, the country's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, clarifying the conditions of a sweeping entry ban for Chinese citizens announced the day before...
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Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel meets students and staff working on 'carbon capture' at Imperial College London in South Kensington, London, Tuesday Feb. 18, 2020. Britain has announced a new post-Brexit “points-based immigration system” said Patel, that will assess prospective immigrants on a range of skills, qualifications, salaries or professions, starting next year. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
February 19, 2020 - 10:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care. That’s the alarming picture painted by some British employers about the impact of new U.K. immigration rules set to be introduced in less than a year. Farms, food factories and care...
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