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Information From OIP Regarding Immigration Executive Order

UPDATED March 9, 2017

Dear students and scholars,

President Trump issued on March 6 a revised executive order regarding immigration. While the new executive order is narrower in scope, it still has broad implications for our university community. Entry into the United States has been suspended for certain nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Iraq has been exempted. The travel suspension becomes effective on March 16 for 90 days. Travelers from those countries who are permanent residents ("green card holders") of the United States or dual citizens who use a passport from another country and those who hold a valid visa are exempt from the suspension. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has posted a Q&A that offers additional details and examples that may be helpful.

The Office of International Programs continues to closely monitor all developments related to this order and is dedicated to providing you with information and assistance.

The revised order makes clear that the travel ban applies only to those without a visa and who have not previously entered the U.S. In other words, it doesn't impact Auburn students already in the U.S. Under this revised executive order, Auburn students from the countries listed in the executive order aren’t automatically banned from returning to campus after traveling outside the U.S.

OIP’s recommendations for travelers are:

  • Students, scholars and dependents from the countries of Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan and Somalia should travel outside the U.S. with caution and only if they have a valid visa.
  • Those from countries other than those listed above may travel outside the U.S. If you travel, take as much documentation with you as possible. We recommend the following as they relate to you and your visa status. (Some documents may not be relevant to your status.)
    • Valid I-20 or DS-2019 signed for travel
    • Valid passport
    • Valid visa (unless renewing)
    • Good standing letter from OIP
    • Proof of funding
    • Official or unofficial transcript (Request one here)
    • Copy of current semester schedule
  • Your OIP immigration officer is your best resource for information. If you have any questions or concerns for yourself or your dependents, please contact the OIP front desk at 334-844-5001 or contact your immigration advisor directly.

The Office of International Programs is here to support you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.


Best wishes,
The Auburn University Office of International Programs

Last Updated: June 11, 2017