Date AnnouncedFeb. 29, 2020
POTUS issues 212(f) proclamation, suspending the entry of immigrants and nonimmigrants of all noncitizens who were present in Iran for 14 days preceding their entry into the United States, exempting some noncitizens, including lawful permanent residents (LPRs), spouses of U.S. citizens and LPRs, and others.
See Biden administration action below.View Policy Document
Effective Date of ChangeFeb. 29, 2020
Biden Administration ActionMay 27, 2021
This Biden administration policy modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
On May 27, 2021, the State Department expanded eligibility for National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) to the ban on travelers from Iran. The following groups may now qualify for NIEs: "travelers. . . seeking to provide vital support or executive direction for critical infrastructure; those traveling to provide vital support or executive direction for significant economic activity in the United States; journalists; students and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs; immigrants; and fiancés. . ."2021.05.27 National Interest Exceptions for Certain Travelers from China, Iran, India, Brazil, South Africa, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and Ireland
Type of Action: Presidential Orders
Agencies Affected: DHS