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Immigration Issues and Resources

Further information on updated travel ban

Stanford continues to offer assistance to students and scholars with questions and concerns about the updated travel ban announced by the federal administration on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Students and scholars from the affected countries who have questions or need assistance should contact the Bechtel International Center (, which is providing referrals to free legal consultations as needed to address each individual’s specific circumstances.

Stanford continues to welcome students and scholars from the around the world, believing that the exchange of people and ideas across borders is fundamental to the discovery and transmission of knowledge. The university had joined court briefs challenging previous versions of the travel ban.

The provisions of the newly announced travel ban vary by country. The U.S. State Department has posted additional information with country-by-country impacts on travel. Legal permanent residents of the United States are not subject to the travel ban, nor are those who hold a valid visa on the effective date of the travel ban.

Because of the complexities of the travel ban, the university strongly encourages any individual with questions to seek a consultation regarding their specific situation.