BAB Urges U.S. Secretary of State to Address Problems with Visa Backlog & Prioritise Removal of Transatlantic Travel Restrictions

6 July 2021
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London/New York – Today, BritishAmerican Business sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, urging him to prioritise the safe removal of 212F restrictions which prohibit non-permanent U.S. residents who have been in the UK from directly entering the U.S. The letter also encourages the Secretary of State to commit to a resumption of historic levels of availability of short and long-term business-related visas.  BAB sees this issue as completely separate to the broader U.S. immigration policy and as a crucial component of the U.S.’s position as a globally competitive and innovative economy.

Read our letter to the Secretary of State here.

About BritishAmerican Business

BritishAmerican Business is the leading transatlantic trade association created as a result of the merger between the British-American Chamber of Commerce in the US and the American Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

We are committed to strengthening the economic corridor between the United States and the United Kingdom by supporting policies and actions that protect and enhance the environment for transatlantic trade and investment on behalf of our members.

We convene and serve a growing network of companies and business leaders through networking opportunities, bespoke programming and marketing platforms.

We actively promote trade and investment and support those who make the transatlantic corridor part of their business growth ambition.

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