Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding travel restrictions to the U.S.

June 26, 2017

To: University of Toronto Community
From: Joseph Wong, Associate Vice-President & Vice-Provost, International Student Experience
Re: Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding travel restrictions to the U.S.

On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the revised Immigration Executive Order that took effect March 16, 2017 would be upheld with the exception of foreigners holding “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” These individuals are exempt from the 90-day ban on travellers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

For more information on the decision, please see the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Nos. 16-1436 and 16-1540 (PDF, 111 kB).

We will be monitoring developments regarding this ruling to assess its impact to members of the University community and beyond. We would like to take this opportunity to remind the University community of available resources to those who may be impacted as a result of the reinstatement of the executive order.



For students travelling or planning to travel abroad who have questions or concerns:


Safety Abroad Office
Phone: 416.946.3929

In case of an emergency, reach the 24-hour, collect emergency line:

Campus Police
Phone: 416.978.2222

Faculty & Staff

For faculty and staff who may have questions or concerns about their status overall:

Faculty, visiting professors, guest lecturers:


Postgraduate medical trainees:


Staff, research associates, postdoctoral fellows:


Other inquiries:


International Students

For international students who may have questions or concerns about their own status overall:

University of Toronto St. George (UTSG):

Contact the Centre for International Experience
Phone: 416.978.2564

University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM):

Contact the International Experience Centre
Phone: 905.569.4716

University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC):

Contact the International Student Centre
Phone: 416.287.7518