Court ruling barring the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769

The Department of Justice informed the Department of State of the Washington state court ruling barring the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, including those related to visas and travel.

The provisional revocation of January 27, 2017, which had revoked all valid visas of nationals of seven countries in accordance with Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” is now lifted, and those visas are now valid for holders otherwise eligible for their visas. Anyone with a valid visa may now use it to travel to the United States and does not need to apply for a new visa.

Some individuals’ visas were cancelled using a physical stamp. Those individuals must apply for a new visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate, absent a Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) decision to grant parole or waive the visa requirement at the port of entry. Individuals may contact their nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information.