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21 11, 2017

U.S. Department of State Issues Status of Travel Ban


“In light of the Ninth Circuit’s ruling, visa applicants who are nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen and do not have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States are now subject to the applicable visa restrictions under the Presidential Proclamation. Consequently, […]

8 11, 2017

Thanksgiving Break Transportation


Getting home for Thanksgiving:  It’s as easy as pie!

Charlotte bound?
Ride with UNC students on BreakShuttle. Buy your ticket online.

Need to get to the airport?
Free shuttle from UNC to RDU Airport. Reserve your seat for P2P!

Staying in the region?
Ride the bus across the Triangle, to the Piedmont Triad, or to Chatham County.

Going across […]

7 11, 2017

Limited visa operations resume at US Consulates in Ankara and Istanbul


For more information see the US Embassy’s website.

19 10, 2017

Courts Block Some Travel Restrictions of Presidential Proclamation of September 24, 2017


As a result of the two courts’ rulings, nationals of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad are not currently restricted from applying for visa stamps to enter the United States. There is no change to the restrictions placed on nationals of North Korea and certain government officials and their family members from Venezuela. […]

9 10, 2017

U.S. Visa Services Suspended in Turkey


Effective October 9, 2017 the U.S. Government has suspended U.S. Visa Services for those applying for non-immigrant visas in Turkey due to concerns over security of U.S. Mission facilities and personnel. Non-immigrant students and scholars planning travel to Turkey will need to make plans to apply for a U.S. visa at a U.S. Consular […]

28 09, 2017

Article by Elaina Giolando, Class of ’38 fellow from 2010


This article, written by Elaina Giolando regarding her experience abroad, is published in Fast Company’s November Edition:


26 09, 2017

Presidential Proclamation Institutes Updated Travel Restrictions and Bans


By Presidential Proclamation, President Trump issued an updated travel ban upon the expiration of the travel ban implemented on January 27, 2017.

The Presidential Proclamation “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public – Safety Threats” was signed on September 24, 2017 and impacts nationals […]

19 09, 2017

State Department Posts Diversity Visa DV-2019 Application Info


For more information, see the link below:

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – “This public notice provides information on how to apply for the DV–2019 Program.”

6 09, 2017

Recission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Announced by Attorney General


On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that DACA will be rescinded.  The process for ending the DACA benefits over the next 6 months are outlined by the Department of Homeland Security. DACA beneficiaries are advised to seek legal counsel from a qualified Immigration Attorney.

For more information on this decision, please see […]

30 06, 2017

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Issues FAQ on Travel Ban Implementation


On June 29, 2017 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted Frequently Asked Questions to clarify implementation of Executive Order 13780 following the Supreme Court’s decision to allow conditional implementation of the Travel Ban effective June 29, 2017.