US Presidential Executive Orders and Effects on the NYU Global Community

Page last updated Tuesday, September 26.

Information on US Presidential Executive Orders as they affect NYU students, faculty, and staff will continue to be updated on this page. Please check back frequently for the most recent guidance.

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Executive Order Issued September 24, 2017

The White House announced a new travel ban, which will replace the travel ban it had previously announced earlier this year. All details on what we know now are on the University's Students Affected by Travel Ban Executive Order web page.

As always, should you have any questions or concerns about your ability to enter or reside in the United States, please contact us.

International Travel for Non-US Citizens or Permanent Residents  

If you are a citizen of one of the listed banned countries, and you have a valid visa upon entering the US, you should not be denied entry. We recommend you to provide your information to both us and the NYU Immigrant Defense Initiative by filling out this international travel form if you decide to travel for any reason. If you do not have a valid visa, we advise you to not travel at this time. If you still intend to travel, please consult with the NYU Immigrant Defense Initiative before doing so.

If you have dual citizenship of one of the listed banned countries (for example, Canada and Syria), we advise that if you travel, plan to enter the US with your documents from the country not included on the list (for example, Canada). Please note that you will likely face extra scrutiny. We would also recommend you to provide your information to both us and the NYU Immigrant Defense Initiative by filling out this international travel form

If you are from a country you are concerned may be included on this order in the future, you may want to contact an immigration attorney if you do plan to travel. We would also recommend you to provide your information to both us and the NYU Immigrant Defense Initiative by filling out this international travel form.

If you are an international student from a country that is not on the banned list, you should continue to follow our recommendations on travel. While we have always advised students to follow these recommendations, it is especially prudent now. If you are on post-completion OPT or post-completion Academic Training, please see our Alumni travel page for the list of documents you should carry when reentering the US.

Travel within the US

We advise each person in the US who does not hold US citizenship to carry photocopies of documentation of their valid status and to continue to follow all laws of the United States - criminal and civil.

If you plan to travel within the US outside of the city you live within, we suggest carrying all original identification and travel documents with you.

Visas for Non-US Citizens 

This Order also indicates that all international students and scholars who need a new visa will be required to apply for one in person. There will no longer be any kind of mail-in or drop-off service available to get or renew US visas.

We cannot predict what the wait times to get a new visa will now be, so we advise that you plan ahead as much as possible and check the consulate where you intend to get your visa on current wait times.

For any newly admitted international student who is a citizen of one of the listed banned countries, we can issue an I-20 or DS-2019 if and when you apply for a document from our office. Please contact us if you experience difficulties. If you are also a citizen of a country that is not on the banned list, you should be able to apply for a student visa using that country's passport.

If you are currently in the US at another college or university, you are able to transfer your SEVIS record to us during this time, regardless of your country of citizenship.

Special Information for US Permanent Residents and Travel

Do not sign anything if detained or questioned by immigration officials, especially the form I-407 (for any US Permanent Residents/green card holders in the US). This document is a “Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status.” If you were to sign it, you would no longer be considered a US Permanent Resident nor would you be entitled to any of the benefits that go along with it.

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