Abusharar and Associates

Pursuant to the new Supreme Court case Trump v. Hawaii on June 26, 2018, Travel Ban 3.0 was upheld. As such, there are limitations as to entries of individuals who are from the applicable countries: Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia.

Please review the table to determine if you will face issues entering:

Country Immigrant Visa B1/B2 Visitor Visas F, M, J Visas Other Visas
Iran No No Yes* No
Libya No No Yes Yes
North Korea No No No No
Syria No No No No
Venezuela Yes Yes+ Yes Yes
Yemen No No Yes Yes
Somalia No Yes* Yes* Yes*

A asterisk(*) means that these types of visas will be subject to additional scrutiny.

A plus(+) means that visitor visas are permitted unless the persons entering is an official of government agencies of Venezuela involved in screening and vetting procedures.


Even though the above Travel Ban was upheld, there are discretionary waivers available. To qualify for the waiver, you would need to show:
- Proof of Undue Hardship to you, as the foreign national applicant

- Proof that you are not a threat to national security or public safety in the United States

- Proof that it is in the national interest to admit you to the United States

If you are interested in seeking a waiver for your visa application, please call our office at 714-535-5600 to schedule a consultation, so we can better determine your eligibility for such a waiver.