International Student and Scholar Travel Alert

On January 27, 2017, U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that suspends the entry of foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen to the United States for a period of 90 days, or through April 27, 2017.  The order also reportedly suspends a worldwide program that exempted certain visa renewal applicants from consular interviews.  Although the order has been signed and is in effect, the Administration has not yet released the final signed text.

In lieu of this event, ISSS offers the following guidance:

Foreign nationals subject to the ban must be aware of the following important travel considerations:

  • Those in the United States as nonimmigrants, adjustment applicants or lawful permanent residents should avoid international travel for the duration of the ban.  Those who depart the United States should expect to be denied reentry while the ban is in effect.
  • Those who are in transit to the United States when the ban takes effect could be refused permission to board a flight to the United States or refused admission at a U.S. port of entry.
  • Those planning future trips to the United States should be prepared for the possibility of an extension of the travel ban beyond April 27, 2017 and a resulting delay in their travel.

We will continue to monitor the impact of the executive order.   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate contact our office or email us at