UNITED STATES – US Department of State Announces New Travel Restrictions

On 24 September 2017, just as the previous travel ban was due to expire, the US President issued a Proclamation indefinitely imposing various new restrictions on immigrant and non-immigrant entry for certain nationals of five of the countries affected by the previous travel ban (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen) and three additional non-Muslim majority countries (Chad, North Korea and Venezuela).

See also the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security.

Note that travel restrictions have been removed from Sudanese nationals. The latest travel restrictions do not affect refugees.

The new order took effect immediately for nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen who cannot show “a credible claim to a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States”.

For nationals of those five countries who do have a credible claim to a bona fide relationship with a person or entity on the United States, and for nationals of Chad, North Korea and Venezuela, the new restrictions will take effect on 18 October 2017.

 

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UNITED STATES – US Department of State Announces New Travel Restrictions

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Maggio Kattar.