Information on the U.S. Travel Ban
Updated July 4, 2017
A limited version of the U.S. travel ban has been implemented after a Supreme Court ruling last week.
The ban restricts citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from applying for U.S. visas for 90 days and suspends refugee admission for 120 days. The Supreme Court ruling excludes those with “a bona fide relationship” with a person or organization in the U.S from the ban.
Citizens from the 6 countries included in the ban should be sure to double-check their documentation and eligibility prior to making any flight reservations. Ideally, your entry point into Canada will be via a direct flight.
For information on travel to the United States, please see the Canadian government's travel advice and advisories (see the entry/exit requirements section).
NAIT supports student and staff members who are affected by the U.S immigration and refugee 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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780.378.6959. Fluent in Arabic and English, he is also a qualified immigration advisor.
- On-campus Counselling Services (W111-PB)
- Chaplaincy Services
- Community Crisis Hotline, available 24/7: 780.482.HELP (4357)
- For information on travel to the United States, please see the Canadian government's travel advice and advisories (see the entry/exit requirements section).
Resources available to staff
NAIT's Employee and Family Assistance Program is a confidential counseling and referral service available to all staff and their family members 24/7.