The Travel Ban: What You Should Know
The US Supreme Court upheld the third, reengineered version of President Trump's travel ban by a vote of 5 to 4. This decision will add another brick to the invisible wall creating negative disruption to businesses, families, and our country’s prosperity.
About the BanWe already had and now will have an enhanced "extreme vetting" process for all visa processing. The United States has some of the most comprehensive visa screening procedures in the world, which include identity, security, and background checks conducted through a multitude of interagency databases, cross-country information sharing, biometrics capture, and in-person interviews.
As a result of the High Court*s decision, currently, nationals of seven countries are subject to various travel restrictions contained in Travel Ban 3.0. Download our information chart to learn more.
IranSuspended Entry: Immigrants, Non-Immigrants
Exceptions: F (student), M (vocational student(, J (exchange visitor), visas - subject to enhanced screening
LibyaSuspended Entry: Immigrants, Temporary visitors on business or tourist visas (B-1/B-2)
North KoreaSuspended Entry: Immigrants, non-immigrants
SomaliaSuspended Entry: Immigrants
Enhanced screening required for all non-immigrants
SyriaSuspended Entry: Immigrants, non-immigrants
VenezuelaSuspended Entry: certain government officials and their family members on business or tourist visas (B-1, B-2)
YemenSuspended Entry: immigrants, temporary visitors on business or tourist visas (B-1/B-2)
Other Important Things to NoteUnless an exemption applies or the individual is eligible for a waiver, the travel restrictions apply to foreign nationals of the designated countries who: (i) are outside the U.S. on the applicable effective date; (ii) do not have a valid visa on the applicable effective date; and (iii) do not qualify for a reinstated visa or other travel document.
ExceptionsThe travel ban does not apply to entries to the United States by:
Any foreign national with a valid visa as of the effective date of the Proclamation (September 24, 2017).
Any lawful permanent resident of the United States.
Any person paroled into the United States.
Any person holding a valid travel document in effect on the effective date of the Proclamation.
Any dual nationals of a nation covered by the Proclamation when the individual is traveling on a passport issued by a nation that is not covered by the Proclamation.
Any person on a diplomatic visa or others, such as those granted asylum or already admitted to the United States as refugees.