Executive Order on Visas – Update March 6, 2017

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT regarding Diversity Visa processing for nationals of Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.

Official News press from the U.S. Department of State:

On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States which directs us to review current screening procedures, while protecting national security – our top priority when issuing visas. The Executive Order has an effective date of March 16, 2017.

We are working closely with the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice to review the Executive Order to ensure that we implement in accordance with its terms, in an orderly fashion, consistent with any applicable court orders, and without compromising national security.

Implementation of the Executive Order will begin on its effective date, March 16, 2017, which provides time for making operational adjustments and implementing its provisions. We will keep the public informed about changes affecting travelers to the United States.

The Executive Order states that no visa will be revoked under it.

At this time, U.S. embassies and consulates will continue to process visa applications while applying all appropriate screening measures, as they have been.

KCC will continue to work on in-process cases for these applicants and collect Form DS-260 immigrant visa applications. KCC will review your case file and can qualify your case before scheduling an appointment.

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