Executive Order Information

EO UPDATE (12/4/2017)

On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States stayed preliminary injunctions that had partially blocked the 9/24/17 ban, which allows the government to enforce Travel Ban 3.0 on all 8 identified countries, pending resolution of the government's appeal to the Ninth and Fourth Circuits, and during any further proceedings. The EO proclamation 9645 (EO Travel Ban 3.0) restrictions are country-specific, and tailored to the situation of each individual country.

EO UPDATE (10/17/2017)

A US federal judge has blocked the implementation of the September 24 Executive Order that was set to go into effect on 10/18/2017. The temporary block does NOT apply to the stated restrictions against North Korea or Venezuela. The White House has stated that it will pursue an appeal.


On September 24, 2017, a proclamation was issued modifying the visa issuance and travel restrictions set forth in the previous Executive Order (EO) 13780 (second "Travel Ban"). This new proclamation changes its list of affected countries by removing Sudan, adding Chad, Venezuela, and North Korea, and updating in some cases the affected categories of nationals from the other five previously targeted countries (Syria, Libya, Iran, Somalia, and Yemen).

Due to prior federal court decisions on the first two EO Travel Bans, these new restrictions are effective immediately for nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen who do not have a bona fide relationship to a US person or entity. Barring another federal court order, the new restrictions will take effect on October 18, 2017 for all other persons subject to the proclamation, including nationals of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia who do have a bona fide relationship with a US person or entity, as well as nationals of Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela. Unlike prior EOs, this travel ban has no set expiration date and restrictions vary by country.

For those who need to travel, please contact an International Programs/International Services advisor for information. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the LSU International Programs/International Services offices by phone at (225) 578-3191 or by e-mail at isograd@lsu.edu.

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