New Rules Regarding Visa Waiver Travelers Go into Affect Today!

We recently blogged about the change in rule being implemented by USCIS regarding the Visa Waiver Program.  Basically, those who have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria or who are nationals of those countries (even if they are nationals of another country as well) cannot use the visa waiver program.  The DOS has now put this rule into effect starting today with one change.

Those who are not nationals of the above listed countries but have visited them as diplomats or on most military matters, are exempted from this prohibition (although even if you fit in one of these exceptions, or think you do, you need to check the exact wording to ensure that you actually do fit in the exception).

If you have any questions leave a comment below or send me an email.  Please remember, as always, this blog does not offer legal advice. If you need legal advice, consult with a lawyer instead of a blog. Thank you.

Author: Adam Frank, Esquire

I am an immigration attorney with over 20 years of experience. I was graduated from Brandeis University undergrad in 1990 and then spent a year traveling around Central America. In 1991 I began attending the University of Baltimore School of Law and was graduated in 1994. I began working in Immigration Law in 1998 when I joined a small law firm and, in 2000 opened my own firm with my law partner Ed Leavy. Sadly, Ed passed away in 2011. I am still a partner in my own firm with my current partner Brendan Delaney. Our firm is Frank & Delaney Immigration Law, LLC.

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