US Executive Order, 6 March 2017

As stated in the Executive Order signed by the President of the United States, the United States government has suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days, effective March 16 at 12:01 a.m., eastern daylight time. Certain limited exceptions when in the national interest and when admission of the applicant would not pose a risk to U.S. security or welfare will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The suspension does not impact the cases of refugees already approved for refugee status who have been extensively screened, approved for admission to the United States, and scheduled for departure through March 15. Those individuals will continue to enter the United States through end of March 15.

The Resettlement Support Center (RSC) is currently maintaining all case information and biodata on file for all refugees who have been referred for resettlement to the United States.  

For questions from refugees in Malta assisted by RSC Eurasia, you may call on +356 21374613 or write to iommalta@iom.int if you wish to provide information on emergency situations or update your contact information.   

As we receive additional guidance, we will update this website https://malta.iom.int/.