Information on the U.S. Travel Ban
Updated December 7, 2017
Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order to allow the third version of the travel ban to go into effect.
The revised ban restricts the inbound United States travel of citizens of North Korea, Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen and certain government officials from Venezuela. The entry restrictions or enhanced vetting requirements for non-immigrant visitors, including visiting students, will vary depending on which affected nation they are from.
While these restrictions do not apply to inbound travel to Canada, we highly recommend that students double-check their documentation and eligibility prior to making any flight reservations. If at all possible, it is advised to avoid stops at U.S. airports when making flight plans to Canada. For current information on travel to the United States, please see the Canadian government's travel advice and advisories (see the entry/exit requirements section). Please refer to the International Student Arrival Guide created by the Edmonton International Airport for more travel information.
NAIT supports student and staff members who are impacted by the U.S travel ban. If you require support or assistance, please refer to the resources below.
This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
Resources available to students and staff
- Sultan Almajil, supervisor of the NAIT International Centre (W101), is available to meet with students by appointment or walk-in visits. Email Sultan or call him at 780.378.6959. Fluent in Arabic and English, he is also a qualified immigration advisor.
- Chaplaincy Services
- Community Crisis Hotline, available 24/7: 780.482.HELP (4357)