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.
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.
TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS WITHIN THE USA
- 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.
TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS OUTSIDE THE USA
When travelling internationally, all original travel and supporting documents are
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.