On, June 29, at 8:00 p.m. EDT the Travel Ban became effective, accompanied by the release of further guidance on its implementation. Anecdotal evidence suggests that visas for nationals of the affected countries are being honored by CBP, and the Travel Ban’s effects are primarily being felt at the consulates. The affected countries are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. If you are from, or plan to be traveling in one of these countries please speak to your OISS advisor.
As government agencies announce the new procedures, the University of Rhode Island will use this website to continue to post updates, guidance, and resources related to these changes. The primary focus of this web presence will be on non-immigrants with student or scholar visas such as F-1, J-1, H1-B, DACA and undocumented students.
From the Department of Homeland Security – June 29, 2017
From LIVE: U.S. Politics (REUTERS, June 29, 2017)
- URI F-1, J-1, H1-B and other affiliates from the affected countries, who already have visas, should be unaffected
- URI F-1, J-1, H1-B and other affiliates from the affected countries, in the process of applying for a visa, should also be unaffected
- URI F-1, J-1, H1-B and other affiliates, from one of the six countries in the U.S., are advised to not travel out of the U.S.