State Department reinstates canceled visas following court order

4 Feb 17

UNITED STATES

IMPACT – HIGH

Following a court order Friday evening, the State Department’s confirmed Saturday morning that it has “reversed the provisional revocation of visas” under President Donald Trump’s Executive Order banning entry to nationals of seven countries.

Affected travelers whose visa stamps were not physically canceled may now travel if the visa is otherwise valid, according to State Department officials. U.S. consulates have resumed processing of visas for nationals affected by the ban. U.S. Customs and Border Protection also confirmed late Friday night that they will allow travelers with valid visas to enter the U.S.

BAL Analysis: At this time, travelers may return to the U.S. if their physical visa stamp has not been canceled. Employers with personnel subject to the ban should be aware that the White House is seeking an emergency stay of the court ruling and the travel ban could be reinstated at any time without notice. BAL is closely monitoring developments and will further update clients on any changes.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact BerryApplemanLeiden@balglobal.com.

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