REVISED EXECUTIVE ORDER TRAVEL BAN: March 6, 2017
Effective March 16, 2017 and extending for a 90-day period, non-immigrant individuals from six countries (Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen), are able to enter the U.S. with a valid visa until March 15, 2017. Non-immigrants from these six countries were only able to the U.S. with a valid visa until March 15, 2017. The Order specifically excludes non-immigrants with a valid visa.
On March 15, 2017, the U.S. District Court in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order, preventing the Government from enforcing Executive Order 13780's 90-day entry bar and 120-day refugee entry bar, which had been scheduled to go into effect on March 16, 2017
On March 16, 2017, the U.S. District Court in Maryland issued a nationwide preliminary injuction, preventing the Government from enforcing Executive Order 13780's 90-day entry bar, which had been scheduled to go into effect on March 16, 2017.
Decision to travel outside of the U.S. for non-immigrants of the six countries should be made very carefully. We encourage you to consult with our office (ISSO) at email@example.com or 978-934-2383 before any travel outside of the U.S. Please check the NAFSA Executive Order Travel Advisory for detailed information.
If you are on a non-immigrant status from one of the six countries, please remember that there is no need to travel to renew an expiring visa stamp if you underlying status documents are valid and you are fulfilling the legal requirements of such status. In the interim, please do not travel outside of the U.S. until further information is gathered.
Individuals from the above-mentioned six countries who are not on a UMass Lowell Sponsored visa document should contact their legal counsel or contact someone from this suggested reference list for professional legal advice (pdf).
We urge you to access the executive orders page and contact our office with any questions you may have.