In this day and age, it can be hard to know what is true, and what false news is taking us for a ride. That’s why, when many Kenyans read the headline, “‘100 U.S Visas Per Year for Kenya’ Donald Trump Signs Executive Order“, the United States Embassy in Kenya was bombarded with concerned callers.
When one of our What’s Good representatives reached out to the Embassy in Nairobi, they responded off the record stating the news site, tv-bbc.com was not reputable source. Currently, Kenyans will not be affected by the travel ban, or have a limited number for visa applicants accepted.
The seven countries affected by Trump’s 90 day travel ban order, are presently Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq. Anyone with dual citizenship in any of these countries should practice caution when traveling to the United States, and contact your school, university, or local state representative for further information in regards to travel. The U.S Embassy responded in an official statement saying,
This Order does not change visa reciprocity or validity for Kenyan travelers to the United States in any way. The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi continues to issue five-year, multiple entry visas for Kenyans travelling for tourism, business, and study, and we continue to process immigrant visas (green cards) for Kenyans. There is no quota for the number of Kenyans permitted visas or entry to the United States.
If you are planning on visiting the United States for any business or personal reasons, you can confirm your visa eligibility here.