Indefinite Entry Bar (affecting some citizens of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia)

On June 26, 2018 in a 5-4 opinion in Trump v. Hawaii, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the September 24, 2017 Travel Ban.  Please see our Student Travel Page for more details.


Unlawful Presence Policy for F & J Visa Holders

On August 9th, 2018, USCIS released final guidance regarding unlawful presence. This new guidance changes the effects of falling out of status as an F or J visa holder.  Please see our page on Loss of Status and Reinstatement for more details.

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Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0254