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U of T monitoring impact of revised U.S. travel ban

With a revised travel ban going into effect tonight for visits to the U.S., the University of Toronto would like to remind faculty and students about supports available to them.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the revised immigration executive order, which took effect on March 16, would be upheld with the exception of foreigners holding “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

While visas already approved will not be revoked, the State Department said Wednesday that new applicants from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling already in the United States to be eligible. Grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, fiancés or other extended family members are not considered to be close relationships, according to the guidelines.

“We will be monitoring developments regarding this ruling to assess its impact to members of the university community and beyond. We would like to take this opportunity to remind the university community of available resources to those who may be impacted as a result of the reinstatement of the executive order,” said Joseph Wong, associate vice-president & vice-provost, international student experience.


For students travelling or planning to travel abroad who have questions or concerns, please call U of T's safety abroad office at (416) 946-3929. In case of an emergency, reach the 24-hour, collect emergency line via campus police at (416) 978-2222.

Faculty & Staff

For faculty, visiting professors, guest lecturers with questions, please email: faculty.immigration@utoronto.ca. Staff, research associates, postdoctoral fellows, please email: hr.immigration@utoronto.ca.

International Students

For international students at U of T's downtown Toronto campus who may have questions or concerns about their own status, please call the Centre for International Experience at (416) 978-2564 or email: cie.information@utoronto.ca. For international students at U of T Mississauga, call the International Experience Centre at (905) 569-4716 or email: international.utm@utoronto.ca. For international students at U of T Scarborough, please call the International Student Centre at (416) 287-7518 or email: isc@utsc.utoronto.ca.

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June 29, 2017