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New Executive Order on Travel Restrictions Signed


  New Executive Order on Travel Restrictions Signed Effective March 16, 2017  

United States President Donald Trump on March 6, 2017 signed a new Executive Order that suspends the entry of nationals from six designated countries including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen with Iraq no longer included.  The travel restriction lasts 90 days from March 16, 2017 and may be extended.

Changes from Previous Order

  • Foreign nationals from Iraq are no longer included in the travel restriction.
  • The Order will only apply to foreign nationals of the six designated countries who are outside the US on March 16, 2017, who did not hold valid visas on January 27, 2017, and who do not have a valid visa on March 16, 2017. Foreign nationals of these six countries who are green card holders (US permanent residents) will not be restricted from entering the US.
  • Dual nationals who are travelling on the passport issued by a non-designated country will not be restricted from entering the US.
  • Waivers may be available on a case-by-case basis.

Where We Stand

Nationals of Libya, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Yemen and Syria with valid visas will not be subject to travel restriction however will likely be subject to increased scrutiny at US borders. Our council is to seek US immigration council before embarking on any travel.

Oneterra Business Immigration will continue to monitor the situation and provide additional updates as they become available. If you have any specific questions related to this development or other immigration matters please contact us directly.