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O and P Nonimmigrant Visas Exempt from Travel Ban Restrictions

Artists from Abroad shares this update on the Executive Order travel ban, explaining that per a recent Department of State announcement, nonimmigrant visas, such as the O and P visas used by artists, are inherently exempt from the restrictions of the Executive Order:

As of June 29, 2017, at 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, the Department of State began implementing the Executive Order at embassies and consulates abroad. The Department of Homeland Security’s public statement on the decision said the agency plans to carry out the executive order “professionally, with clear and sufficient public notice, particularly to potentially affected travelers.” As articulated in the Court’s decision, individuals accepting a job offer from an American company may be considered to have a “bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States” and, thus, not be subject to the travel restrictions (more).