My husband and I are looking forward to visit the states. My husband is Jordanian and I’m Syrian. Can I apply to go with him to the U.S?
The current US travel ban against citizens of Syria and several other countries was generally laid out in presidential proclamation 9645 issued Sept. 24, 2017, and upheld by the Supreme Court on June 26, 2018, despite significant controversy within the US. The rules are different for citizens of each affected country.
- If you already have a US visa, US permanent residency, asylum, or advance parole, it remains valid and you can travel to the US.
- If you have dual citizenship, you could still get a US visa and travel to the US using your non-Syrian passport.
- If you have existing close ties with the US, you can apply for a case-by-case waiver. If you're unsure whether you qualify for this, you could contact your local US consulate to ask.
If you don't qualify for an exception or a case-by-case waiver, you would be unable to get a US visa.
Well, I am a Syrian myself and I have applied for the US visa earlier this year (2019) and was granted a 3 months visa. My plan is to visit the US during summer vacation so the officer approved my visa and asked me to mail my passport a week before my planned flight to get it on.
My condition is as follows: I live in Turkey. Homemaker. No other passport. Good travel history. Valid Canadian visa. Travelling with my Egyptian husband. I have visited the US before on 2016.
What the officer was most focused on was my previous visit to the US, and somehow my Canadian visa.
So in short, it's not impossible to obtain US visa for Syrians. But definitely it's not a piece of cake.