Visa rules for travel ban are revealed
The Trump administration has released new criteria for visa applicants from six mostly Muslim nations and all refugees, requiring a close family or business tie to the United States.
The move comes after the Supreme Court partially restored US President Donald Trump's executive order that was widely criticised as a ban on Muslims.
Visas that have already been approved will not be revoked. That should help avoid the kind of chaos that surrounded the initial travel ban, as travellers with previously approved visas were kept off flights or barred entry on arrival.
While the initial order took effect immediately, adding to the confusion, this one was delayed more than 72 hours after the court's ruling.
The new instructions will affect new visa applicants from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen.
They must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling already in the US to be eligible. The same requirement, with some exceptions, holds for would-be refugees from all nations that are still awaiting approval for admission to the US.