Travel Ban Update

On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling to uphold the President’s executive order on travel for citizens of Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela.

In fall 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released statements clarifying that benefits for students and scholars already in the U.S., such as CPT, OPT and Academic Training, are not affected by this executive order.

Students and scholars from these countries who must travel outside of the U.S. and need to renew their visa should do so with caution. Visa renewals at Consulates and Embassies abroad may be subject to long wait times and/or administrative processing.

OIS continues to stand in support of all members of our international community, especially those impacted by this executive order. OIS advisors are available to speak with students and scholars who have questions related to the executive order. Please call 213.740.2666 to make an appointment.