Travel Warnings and Updates

As a result of presidential proclamation and court order, travel restrictions to the U.S. exist for nationals of certain countries. Effected countries include:

  1. Iran
  2. Libya
  3. North Korea
  4. Syria
  5. Venezuela
  6. Yemen
  7. Somalia

The Department of State issued guidance on how restrictions impact visa issuance; students or scholars from these countries are advised to consult with ISSS before making travel plans outside the U.S. Additionally, the executive branch has mandated “extreme vetting”; therefore it is possible that some individuals may be subject to additional scrutiny or security checks. Due to possible additional processing, ISSS encourages students and scholars to allow sufficient time when applying for a student or scholar nonimmigrant visa.