On 11 August, OFAC amended Sudan General License No. 1, originally issued on 15 April 2013 to authorise certain transactions related to academic and processional exchange activities between the United States and Sudan. The amended licence, No. 1A, expands the definition of “US academic institutions” to include third-country branch campuses and to clarify that the authorisation extends to the institutions’ third-party contractors. It also authorises US academic institutions to process applications and accept fees from Sudanese nationals who have not yet received a US visa.