Travel Ban takes effect June 29, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Beginning on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 8 p.m., Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling will allow a partial travel ban on any foreign national from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, preventing citizens of those countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days, unless that foreign national has a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship” with a U. S. entity or an individual. New guidelines, sent to U.S. embassies and consulates say that the applicant must prove a “formal” relationship with a close family member (specifically a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, fiancé/fiancée, grandparent or sibling) or entity. The Court specifically stated examples of formal relationships will include students accepted to U. S. universities and an employee who has accepted a job or a lecture opportunity with a company or university in the U.S. Visas that already been approved will not be revoked.  Should you have additional questions regarding this partial travel ban, please contact OEC.