Travel ban 3.0 is in place. The travel ban implemented by the government expired yesterday. A new version is in place since yesterday, and it may not be on the top of the newspaper headlines because of the NFL incidents. The ban is now expanded to eight countries and each one has different measures. This is the new travel ban, in effect now:
|Country||Nonimmigrant Visas||Immigrant and Diversity Visas|
|Chad||No B-1, B-2, and B-1/B-2 visas||No immigrant or diversity visas|
|Iran||No nonimmigrant visas except F, M, and J student visas||No immigrant or diversity visas|
|Libya||No B-1, B-2, and B-1/B-2 visas||No immigrant or diversity visas|
|North Korea||No nonimmigrant visas||No immigrant or diversity visas|
|Somalia||No nonimmigrant visas||No immigrant or diversity visas|
|Syria||No nonimmigrant visas||No immigrant or diversity visas|
|Venezuela||No B-1, B-2 or B-1/B-2 visas of any kind for officials of the following government agencies Ministry of Interior, Justice, and Peace; the Administrative Service of Identification, Migration, and Immigration; the Corps of Scientific Investigations, Judicial and Criminal; the Bolivarian Intelligence Service; and the People’s Power Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and their immediate family members.||No restrictions
|Yemen||No B-1, B-2, and B-1/B-2 visas||No immigrant or diversity visas|
There is, however an exception to this new measure. Foreign citizens will not be subject to it if they are:
- lawful permanent resident of the United States.
- foreign national admitted to or paroled into the United States on or after the applicable effective date (September 24th).
- foreign national who has a document other than a visa — such as a transportation letter, an appropriate boarding foil, or an advance parole document — valid on the applicable effective date or issued on any date thereafter, that permits him or her to travel to the United States and seek entry or admission.
- dual national of a country of this proclamation when the individual is traveling on a passport issued by a non-designated country.
- foreign national traveling on a diplomatic or diplomatic-type visa, North Atlantic Treaty Organization visa, C-2 visa for travel to the United Nations, or G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-4 visa.
- foreign national who has been granted asylum by the United States; any refugee who has already been admitted to the United States; or any individual who has been granted withholding of removal, advance parole, or protection under the Convention Against Torture.