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USA Border and Immigration Changes

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Here are the recent USA border and immigration changes as of 30 January 2017. 

Who can enter the USA?

  • Citizens of visa waiver countries holding a valid ESTA.
  • Citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who also hold citizenship and a valid passport for the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada or New Zealand (New Zealand to be confirmed), combined with a valid visitor visa to enter the USA.
  • For the next 90 days: Citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who are also US citizens or permanent residents.
  • For the next 90 days: On a case-by-case basis, citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who are also US Green Card holders.

Who cannot enter the USA?

  • For the next 90 days: Citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who do not also hold citizenship and a valid passport for the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada or New Zealand (New Zealand to be confirmed).
  • These dual citizens (above) who do not have a valid visa to enter the USA.
  • For the next 120 days: Any refugees from any nation.
  • Indefinitely: Refugees from Syria.

 

Please be mindful that new visa applications may take longer to process at this time so please allow as much time as possible to obtain these.

 

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