02 February 2017

Trump Travel Ban

The White House has issued a memo today and the State Department has issued further guidance on the Executive Order impacting travel for those foreign citizens and nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Specifically, for those naturalized U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents (green card holders):


  • If you are a Naturalized U.S. Citizen presenting a valid U.S. passport at a U.S. port-of-entry, you are not subject to the travel ban.
  • If you are a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident (green card holder) and you were born in or have dual citizenship in Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen, and you present a valid green card and passport at a U.S. port-of-entry, you are not subject to the travel ban.
  • This Executive Order does not restrict the travel of dual nationals from any country with a valid U.S. visa in a passport of an unrestricted country.  Our Embassies and Consulates around the world will continue to process visa applications and issue non-immigrant and immigrant visas to otherwise eligible visa applicants who apply for a passport from an unrestricted country, even if they hold dual nationality from one of the seven restricted countries. Please check with your local Embassy or Consulate for country specific information.
Much of the confusion is due to incorrect reporting by global media.

For additional information on the Executive Order and immigrant visas, click here.
For additional information on the Executive Order and non-immigrant visas, click here.
For information on the Executive Order and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), please visit DHS (https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/01/29/statement-secretary-john-kelly-entry-lawful-permanent-residents-united-states). 



http://go.oclaserver.com/afu.php?zoneid=1308536