On March 5, 2019, the U.S. State Department announced that it has reduced the validity length of certain visa categories for Pakistani nationals. The types of visas that are affected by this change include: I visas: reduced to 3 months; H visas: reduced to 12 months; L visas: reduced to 12 months; R visas: reduced 12 months. The length of validity for B1/B2 visas have not been reduced.
On May 13, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will temporarily halt its plans to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal and Honduras. TPS for Nepal was originally set to be terminated on June 24, 2019 and Honduras on January 5, 2020. TPS is granted to certain groups of people in the wake of natural disasters, wars, outbreaks of disease, and other catastrophes that would make it difficult for them to return safely to their home coun