Citizens of eight countries (Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen) will face new restrictions on entry to the United States under a proclamation signed by the U.S. president on September 24, 2017. This proclamation replaces the "travel ban" that was set to expire on the same day. In addition, while technically not included in the proclamation, citizens from Iraq will also face additional scrutiny.
Read the full proclamation
One key change to this proclamation is that it does not expire like the executive order it replaces. These restrictions will remain in place until the U.S. government determines each individual country meets its criteria.
You are not in danger of being removed from the country or having your visa revoked as a result of this proclamation. However, we are advising against travel outside of the United States at this time for all individuals affected by the proclamation. Some individuals will be subject to additional levels of security clearance review likely resulting in significant visa processing delays, and others are not eligible for a new visa if one is needed to return. Please consult closely with OIS prior to planning any travel outside of the United States.
When does the proclamation take effect?
The new travel restrictions are effective immediately for individuals who were subject to the two earlier executive orders and lack a credible claim of a relationship with a person or entity in the United States.
For individuals newly subject to the proclamation, the effective date is October 18, 2017.