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H1–B Visa Ban

Under a recently announced policy, the United States government has imposed a ban on new issuance of H–1B, H–2B, H4, J–1, and L–1 visas through December 31, 2020.

This ban does not affect visas currently in effect for foreign nationals in the United States, nor does it apply to extensions of existing visas. There are other exceptions provided for certain types of workers as well. For further information, see USCIS.

Visa Types

  • F-1 Visa – for individuals engaging in a full course of academic study in an accredited educational program, including language training programs.
  • H-1B Visa – for workers who perform professional services for a sponsoring employer in a specific position for a fixed period of time.
  • H-2B Visa – for workers in a temporary position for which a shortage of US workers exist, working for a specific employer for a fixed period of time.
  • H-4 Visa – for dependents of non-immigrants who hold H visas.
  • J-1 visa – for those who intend to participate in an approved program for the purpose of teaching, studying, observing, conducting research, consulting, demonstrating special skills, receiving training, or to receive graduate medical education or training.
  • L-1 visa – for nonimmigrant workers whose foreign employer has transferred them from a subsidiary, affiliate, or branch office overseas to the U.S. to work in an executive, managerial, or specialist capacity, and their dependents.

H1–B Visa Ban
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Change of Status

It is possible for individuals in the United States on an H–1B or similar work visa to apply for a change of status to F–1 (student) visa in order to enroll in resident study at American National University. It is also possible for individuals on an H1–B or similar visa to enroll in at American National University in either resident or online studies.

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ANU International Admissions address:

International Admissions Office
American National University
1813 East Main Street
Salem, VA 24153 U.S.A.
International Admissions: 888.974.4093
WhatsApp: +1.386.516.2910





English as Second Language (ESL)

If your English skills are not where they should be and you want to know how to learn english, ANU offers English language training through our affiliated English Language Institute. Together we can get your English proficiency where you need it to be!

Meet ANU Students:

  • On Thursday, November 30, 2017, guest from ShenQi Ethnic Medicine College of Guizhou Medical University and its President Mr. Zhang visited the Roanoke Valley Campus for the official signing of a joint partnership between both Universities

    American National University welcomes ShenQi Ethnic Medicine College of Guizhou Medicine University

  • There have been many milestones in the process of getting ANELI up and running in the upcoming term.

    American National English Language Institute

  • The event was filled with native dance performances, informative presentations, and king-size portions of international cuisine.

    1st Annual Global Student Appreciation Celebration

  • American National University and Royal International University are pleased to announce an agreement of joint partnership where American National University accepts students from Royal International University who have completed courses towards a degree.

    Partnership with Royal International University

  • “We had so much fun; where do we go next?”

    Racing to the MBA Finish Line




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