An Executive Order was issued on Friday, January 27, 2017 impacting travel from certain countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen). International Students & Scholars on a UMass Lowell-sponsored student or work visa document, are asked to refrain from any travel outside of the United States, even to U.S. contiguous territories before checking in with the ISSO at firstname.lastname@example.org. The new executive order has had many developments since January 27, for the most recent information, please check the NAFSA Executive Order Travel Advisory. If you are on a non-immigrant status from one of the seven 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.
We urge you to access the executive orders page and contact our office with any questions you may have.