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      An order issued by a U.S. District Court in Washington state on February 3, 2017, bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of E.O. 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," including those related to visas and travel.

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Other Travel

In addition to tourism, visits, business, employment, study and exchange, and immigration, there are other reasons for traveling to the United States, which also generally require a visa.

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For travel through the United States to another country.

Medical Treatment

For travel on a visitor visa or through the Visa Waiver Program to receive medical treatment in the United States.

Official Government Travel

For representatives of foreign government, designated international organizations, or certain foreign military on official travel. Visas for:

For temporary work in the United States for a religious organization.


For travel to the United States as a crewmember on a ship or aircraft.


Humanitarian & Special Situations

For information about the U.S. government program for refugee admissions and procedures for other humanitarian situations.


Follow-to-Join Refugees & Asylees

For the spouse and unmarried minor children abroad following to join a Refugee or Asylee in the United States.


Traveling to the United States for another reason?