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Your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months beyond your date of entry to the U.S. Please also note that it is your responsibility to maintain a valid passport throughout your stay in the U.S.
Please see your ISS Advisor prior to travel if:
On January 31, 2020, the Trump administration expanded its travel ban to the following six additional countries: Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania (Travel Ban 4.0). The latest travel ban is effective February 21, 2020.
A prior travel ban in effect since December 4, 2017 is currently applicable for citizens of the following countries: Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somolia (Travel Ban 3.0).
For more historical information on the various travel bans, click HERE.
At this time, ISS recommends that nationals from any of the countries included in the travel bans, first consult with an ISS Advisor prior to making travel plans to leave the United States.
While Travel Ban 4.0 does not affect F-1 and J-1 non-immigrant visa holders directly, Travel Ban 3.0 does have an effect (to varying degrees) on certain nationals. See chart below.
If you are a national of one of the countries listed, see this simplified chart. Please consult with an ISS Advisor before making plans to leave the United States.
if you are not a national of the listed countries, you should still be aware of the following:
Increased Screenings and Possible Travel Delays: Due to increased scrutiny at POEs (ports of entry) and expected increase of in-person visa interviews at U.S. consulates and embassies abroad, you should expect delays with both visa applications and when traveling to the U.S.
We are closely monitoring issues that impact our international student and scholar populations and will update this FAQ as necessary. If looking for information on the internet or social media, please be careful to consult dependable, trustworthy news sources. More information about this travel ban can be found at the NAFSA Association for International Educators website. You many also contact your ISS advisor at any time.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented enhanced security procedures related to international travel carry-on items. There is no impact on domestic flights in the United States or flights departing the United States. Electronic devices will continue to be allowed on all flights originating from the United States. For a DHS fact sheet, please click HERE.
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