Executive Order Information

Update:  March 16, 2017 of new Executive Order
On March 16, 2017, the U.S. District Court in Maryland issued a nationwide preliminary injunction, preventing the Government from enforcing Executive Order 13780's 90-day entry bar, which had been scheduled to go into effect on March 16, 2017.
On March 15, 2017, the U.S. District Court in Hawaii issued a nationwide Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), preventing the US Government from enforcing the Executive Order (EO) entry bar that was scheduled to go into effect on March 16, 2017.  There may be formal action to file an emergency stay of this order, therefore, it is not possible to predict how long the restraining order may be in effect.
Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) document of March 16, 2017 Executive Order
TRO information from The Chronicle of Higher Education


International Programs has been frequently following Executive Order (EO) matters and national response by higher education. The information below reflects the implications of the revised EO that was announced March 6, 2017 which will become effective March 16, 2017.  We will continue to bring you the most up-to-date information on this important mandate. The information provided is our best assessment of publicly available information and based on consultation with a number of stakeholders nationwide. If something is not totally clear to you, please consult with our advisors for further insight.

The main changes introduced by revised EO are the following:

  • Iraq has been removed from the list of countries.
  • The ban does not apply to people who had a valid visa at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 27, 2017, or those who have a valid visa on the effective date of March 16, 2017.
  • Green card holders (US Permanent Residents) and dual nationals presenting the passport of a country that is not listed are not prohibited from entering the United States under the revised travel ban.
  • Nonimmigrants from the six countries will be unable to get new visas issued to enter the United States from abroad or to travel abroad.

A summary of the March 6 and the January 27 EOs is found at: http://www.lsu.edu/intlpro/e_o_information_march.php
It is advised that all non-immigrants in the USA carry a valid and original form of identification at all times.


  • When you are in the local Baton Rouge area, carry your LSU ID and driver’s license if needed. It is recommended that some form of nonimmigrant documents that identify your status in the US be in your possession, such as a copy of the front page of your passport and the visa page. You may easily save the pics in your smartphone.
  • When traveling outside the Baton Rouge area, you should have all of these original documents in your possession at all times. This is recommended national practice.


When travelling internationally, all original travel and supporting documents are required.

  •  Documents necessary for international travel  for international students, faculty, staff and scholars may be found at: http://lsu.edu/intlpro/is/
  •  If your visa expires during your trip, you will need a new visa to re-enter the USA; thus, a visa appointment at a US Consulate is required to apply for the US visa. This is standard procedure and details are available at:


The Association of International Educators (NAFSA) frequently updates information on this subject and has an updated Travel Advisory:


Anyone who has any questions or concerns should contact LSU International Programs/International Services offices at 225-578-3191 or isograd@lsu.edu.