What is the Current Travel Ban?

On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban (Presidential Proclamation 9645). This ban applies to certain people from the following countries: Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia.
This ban is in effect. The restrictions on visa types are different for each country. Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for more information on which visa types are restricted by country under the ban.

Expanded Travel Ban

On January 31, 2020, President Trump issued an expanded travel ban (Presidential Proclamation 9983), which applies to six additional countries: Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Tanzania and Sudan

On February 21, 2020, the expanded travel ban went into effect. Those who have a valid visa before February 21, 2020 are not subject to the ban. The restrictions on visa types are different for each country. Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for more information on which visa types are restricted by country under the ban.

Who is impacted by the travel bans?
The bans impact certain individuals outside the U.S. who are seeking entry. The restrictions on visa types are different for each country.

Who is NOT directly impacted?

People with green cards (Lawful Permanent Residents) and U.S. citizens
Individuals applying for green cards or visas from inside the U.S.
People with dual nationality traveling on a passport of a non-designated country
People who have obtained a waiver
People who have already been granted asylum, refugees who have already been granted admittance, and those who have been granted withholding of removal, advanced parole, or protections under the Convention Against Torture

How to get legal help:
Any New Yorker with questions on how the travel ban or the expanded travel ban impacts them or their loved ones should consult with a free, trusted legal advisor. New York City residents can call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 between 9AM-6PM, Monday - Friday or call 311 and say "ActionNYC” for more information.

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