Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:

In response to the recent executive order from the administration of President Trump, West Virginia University encourages students, faculty, and staff from the listed countries to take extra caution in regards to entering and exiting the United States. The Office of Global Affairs recommends the following:
  • Travel Advisory for Nationals of Certain Countries Pursuant to President Trump’s Executive Orders: On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order which suspends entry into the United States  for 90 days from March 16, 2017. These countries are: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Please note that:
    • This executive order differs from the executive order signed January 27, 2017 in that:
      • The order DOES NOT apply to valid Green Card holders, dual citizens, and other permanent residents.
      • The order DOES NOT apply to those who were issued a valid visa prior to January 27, 2017.
    • If you are an international student or scholar from one of the above countries who are currently OUTSIDE the United States but are in possession of a valid visa/valid travel document immediately return to the United States.
  • We advise that if you are a national of one of the above countries, it is in your best interest to get the advice of an experienced immigration lawyer if you wish to travel outside the United States, or if you are currently outside the United States, prior to making travel plans.
  • We advise all international students and scholars (not only those from the countries above) that it is more important than ever that you carry documentation verifying your legal status in the United States (if you travel within the US and/ or outside of Morgantown) and strictly abide by the rules and regulations governing your immigration status.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to the Office of Global Affairs and International Student and Scholar Services. We can be reached via email at and, or via phone at 304-293-3519. 


Office of Global Affairs