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Hello Students & Scholars,

UPDATE 09/26/2017: 
President Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation on September 24, 2017 designating restrictions on eight countries for full or partial entry to the United States. These eight countries include: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia. The full proclamation, travel advisory, exceptions and waivers, background and important dates may be found below:

Please contact the Center for International Education if you have any questions or concerns regarding your current situation.

At this time, we are continuing to monitor this very fluid situation that is ever-changing. We are continuing to develop and improve resources available to students and scholars to ensure that all information is disseminated in a timely manner. For this reason, we encourage all students to remain diligent in checking email correspondence from our office. Do NOT "opt out" or "unsubscribe" from email communication. If you do not currently have access to your SIU.EDU email inbox, please contact SalukiTech to regain access. Another place to access information is the Center for International Education SIU Facebook page. We encourage you to "Like" our page to stay up-to-date.

If you have any questions, we encourage that you reach out and speak to an advisor at the Center for International Education office. We hope you are having a great Fall semester!


Center for International Education Staff

Travel Advisory:

International Travel:

  • At this time, we are advising students and scholars from the countries designated in the most recent travel ban to avoid unnecessary travel‚ outside of the U.S.A‚ as the current situation is changing rapidly.
  • If you do choose to travel‚ outside of the U.S., please be sure to plan ahead and acquire a travel endorsement on your form(s) DS-2019 or I-20. You will need to carry your valid multiple entry visa, passport, proof of enrollment (class schedule from SalukiNet), and confirmation of payment of your SEVIS I-901 fee (printable from

Other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please refer to:

Domestic Travel:

It is recommended to carry your I-20/DS-2019, passport, visa, and I-94 printout on domestic flights when traveling within the U.S.