Updated 3 July 2017

Temporary immigration restrictions

On 29 June 2017 the US has partially implemented certain travel restriction provisions set out in President Trump’s Executive Order.

A temporary suspension of entry applies, with limited exceptions, only to foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, who are

  • outside the United States as of 26 June 2017,
  • who did not have a valid visa at 17:00 EST on 27 January 2017, and
  • who do not have a valid visa as of 20:00 EDT on 29 June 2017.

Please click here for a full list of those not affected by the travel restrictions.

Dual nationals with British Passports

If you hold dual nationality of one of the above affected nationalities as well as a British passport you may not be subject to the travel restrictions so long as you travel using your British passport.

However, you must apply for a visa to enter the US if you’ve travelled to or been present in Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen on or after 1 March 2011 (with some exceptions) or are also a national of Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria.

For further information please see the website for the Department of Homeland Security, the DHS FAQ’s and the FCO website.

If you’re unsure whether you’re affected by these new measures, you should contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate for advice.