Notice: Executive Order Travel Restrictions

01.02.17 J1-Visa Service - News-Hauptkategorie

Executive Order Travel Restrictions

UPDATE From the Department of Homeland Security (DHS):

In accordance with the judge's ruling, DHS has suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the Executive Order entitled, "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States."

This includes actions to suspend passenger system rules that flag travelers for operational action subject to the Executive Order.

DHS personnel will resume inspection of travelers in accordance with standard policy and procedure.

At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the President's Executive Order, which is lawful and appropriate. The Order is intended to protect the homeland and the American people, and the President has no higher duty and responsibility than to do so.

For the latest information, please visit the DHS website:

Update for dual-nationals regarding recent U.S. Executive Order: Dual nationals with a passport issued by any country not restricted under the Executive Order may schedule appointments and apply for visas. U.S. embassies and consulates will process visa applications and issue visas to otherwise eligible applicants who apply with a passport from an unrestricted country, even if they hold dual nationality from a restricted country. Those who qualify for visas will be permitted to travel to and apply for admission to the United States.


On January 27, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump issued and signed an executive order that suspends the entry of foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen to the United States for a period of 90 days.

Visa issuance to nationals from the countries of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification.

Please contact us if you are a citizen of, or hold dual-citizenship with, any of these seven countries. 

The German American Chamber of Commerce does currently advise any J-1 Exchange Visitor Interns or Trainees under our sponsorship who are citizens of, or hold dual-citizenship with, any of these seven countries to remain in the United States and to refrain from traveling outside the country until further guidance and clarification are received from U.S. authorities.

You can find more information on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Germany, here or contact your case manager at the German American Chamber of Commerce.



Thomas Dzimian
Director, Career Services
Responsible Officer - J-1 Exchange Visa Program

German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. 80 Pine Street, 24th Floor | New York, NY  10005