Impacting Our Community
Travel outside of the U.S. for non-U.S. passport holders from the following countries is not advised, (Chad, Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Venezuela, Yemen). Travel to Cuba for U.S. citizens and permanent residents should be organized by a tour group authorized by the U.S. Treasury. Consult with an immigration attorney before any departure from the U.S. For Legal Resources visit our Know Your Rights webpage.
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Non-immigrants sponsored on a UMass Lowell F-1, J-1, H-1B, O-1 or TN status should review the Travel section of the ISSO website.
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled on the case of Trump v. Hawaii , which sought to contest the most recent iteration of the administration’s travel ban on certain countries. The 5-4 Supreme Court decision ruled in favor of the current policy on the grounds that the President of the United States has the authority to enact such a policy. This Supreme Court ruling does not change or amend the current policy that has been in existence since September, 2017.
Travel remains restricted for Iranian citizens except for current holders, or applicants, of F, M and J visas (see above). Existing F and J visas for Iranian citizens remain valid and travel is not banned for holders of valid F and J visas. Current Iranians students or exchange visitors may apply for F and J visa renewals at US consulate abroad if necessary. But all are encouraged to consult with an immigration attorney before any travel outside of the U.S.