You may have just heard that the Supreme Court has upheld the Trump administration’s third version of its travel ban. As I’m sure there is a lot of information out there that you’re hearing, I wanted to make clear exactly what this means using the chart below. Importantly, the ban gives different restrictions on issuing visas to each country. No matter the country, there are exceptions to this ban that are listed below. Students will be affected, though mostly through enhanced screening. F, J, and M’s are not given outright denial of entry.
Exceptions to the travel ban:
Below is the full breakdown by country for each restriction:
The administration has stated that countries may be removed from the ban list by meeting certain criteria with respect to “identity-management information’, “national security and public safety information”, and “national security and public-safety risk assessment”. Those who are impacted can apply for waivers in one of the following instances:
I hope this helps and I’m sure there will be a lot of misinformation going around. This is not a legal document, of course, and you can always check with immigration attorneys to double check on this information.
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