Travel Advisory on Presidential Executive Order

International Scholars Operations is closely following the immigration-related developments coming out of the White House and the impact they may have on our international community.  We welcome all members of our community no matter where they are from and we are dedicated to supporting you and our mission as a global University.  For the most up-to-date information on key immigration developments, please see the Office of Global Affairs website.  For information on specific cases or situations, please email ISO at acadvisa@uw.edu. We will also include general updates to this page as developments occur.

March 6, 2017 Update

The White House released a new Executive Order today.  As of March 16, 2017 there will be a 90-day ban on issuing new visas for individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Iraq has been removed from the list of affected nations.  U.S. permanent residents, as well as individuals from the affected countries who have valid immigration documents issued prior to March 16, 2017 are not affected.  No previously issued non-immigrant visas will be revoked under this order. For more information on the Executive Order please see the Office of Global Affairs website.

UW President Ana Mari Cauce has also reaffirmed the University’s commitment to supporting international scholars and students.  The University of Washington is proud of our community of students, staff, and scholars from around the world. Both President Cauce and Provost Jerry Baldasty are “committed to providing a safe, secure, and welcoming environment that protects the privacy and human rights of all members of our community.”

International scholars are an important part of this community, and ISO is committed to providing assistance and support to our international academic staff and faculty.  Academic staff and faculty with concerns related to this Executive Order should feel free to contact ISO by coming in to our office during regular business hours, by e-mail to acadvisa@uw.edu, or by calling our front desk at 206-543-5630. Below are some additional resources you may find helpful.

International Student Services (resources for international students)
UW Office of Global Affairs Information and Resources
UW Counseling Services
American Immigration Lawyers Association
American Civil Liberties Union
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
UW Safe Campus