Information and resources for UW Bothell community members

The University of Washington is closely monitoring the changing situation regarding the revised version of the Executive Order on immigration and how it impacts members of the UW tri-campus community, especially those from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Overview of the Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017:

  • It takes effect on March 16, 2017.
  • There will be a 90-day ban on issuing new visas for individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
  • Iraq has been removed from the list of affected nations.
  • U.S. permanent residents, as well as individuals from the affected countries who have valid immigration documents issued prior to March 16, 2017 are not affected.

UW Bothell supports and protects the safety, security and well-being of all our students, faculty and staff regardless of national origin, immigration status or citizenship. UW Bothell stands with you and we are committed to a safe and welcoming campus. More than anything, we want you and your families to remain safe. In her recent message, UW President Cauce re-affirmed her commitment to providing a safe, secure and welcoming environment that protects the privacy and human rights of our community.

UW Bothell Chancellor Wolf Yeigh echoed President Ana Mari Cauce’s recommendation to our community members from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen to avoid international travel at this time. Also, following earlier advisories from United We Dream and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, we recommend undocumented students that they refrain from any international travel, including for study abroad. In his message to the UW Bothell community, Chancellor Yeigh also referred to the pledge he signed on January 17 reaffirming his commitment to underrepresented and undocumented students.”

The information and resources below are available for UW community members from nations affected by the executive order on immigration. As soon as we have more concrete information, we will communicate it to you.

As we learn of any updates or new information, we will post to this page.


Travel recommendations

U.S. permanent residents from all nations, including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen

The Executive Order does not limit travel or mobility for these community members.

Dual citizens with citizenship from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen

The Executive Order states that individuals with dual citizenship will be allowed to travel to the U.S. with passports from non-affected countries.

All other immigration document types

The Executive Order states that citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen with valid U.S. immigration documents issued prior to March 16, 2017 will be allowed to return to the U.S. after traveling abroad.  

Individuals from all other countries not included in the executive order are advised to travel internationally with caution. The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol may hold you for additional screening upon your return to the U.S. It is important that you bring all appropriate documentation, and you should adjust your plans to allow extra transit time.

U.S. citizens

The Executive Order does not limit travel or mobility for these community members.

Undocumented students 

Following earlier advisories from United We Dream and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, we are recommending to undocumented students that they refrain from any international travel, including for study abroad.


UW Bothell contacts for immediate information

Students with immigration documents issued & not issued by UW Bothell

Dana Brolley, Center for International Education
425-352-3876 | uwbintl@uw.edu | Husky Hall 1212

UW Bothell students & faculty currently abroad

Natalia Dyba, Global Initatives
425-352-3261|uwbworld@uw.edu | UW1-160