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State Department expands travel restrictions for Eritreans

  1. Original Date Announced

    January 5, 2018

    State Department expands non-eligibility for Eritreans seeking visas, for "continued lack of cooperation in issuing travel documents and accepting the return of its nationals ordered removed from the United States." Consular officers in Eritrea are ordered to discontinue granting all F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2, M-1, and M-2 non-immigrant visas to citizens, subjects, nationals, and residents of that country with limited exceptions. [ID #706]

    U.S. Embassy in Eritrea: The Secretary of State has ordered consular officers in Eritrea to implement additional visa restrictions effective January 5, 2018.
  2. Effective Date

    January 5, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: ICE USCIS DOS

Pre Trump-Era Policies


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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