Dozens of Muslims have taken to social media to share pictures of their "dangerous" family that may be excluded by US President Donald Trump's travel ban.

On Thursday (29 June) after months of court battles and amendments the controversial travel ban puts a 90-day halt on visitors from six Muslim-majority nations, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, while refugees from any nation will be banned for 120 days.

The ban was only confirmed earlier in the week when the US Supreme Court granted the Trump administration permission to implement the new rules, despite many states objecting.

Citizens from these countries will require a "credible claim of bona fide relationship with a person or entity" to be able to gain entry to the US.

This could be from a school, job or family, such as a spouse in the country, but essentially the guidelines sent to US embassies and consulates abroad do not define grandparents under "close family relationship."

The guidelines do define a "close" family relationship as a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, or sibling in the US.

This means the ban would apply to grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members.

BuzzFeed News reported that the Trump administration initially said fiancées would not be considered close family members until a U-turn was made.

Trump celebrated the Supreme Court ruling saying: "Today's unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security.

"Today's ruling allows me to use an important tool for protecting our nation's homeland. I am also particularly gratified that the Supreme Court's decision was 9-0."

The Trump administration believe that the ban was necessary in order to allow an internal review of the screening procedures for visa applicants from those six countries.

It is thought that the review process will be complete before 2 October which is the first possible day that justices could hear arguments in their new term.

In response to the travel ban Iran has said it will retaliate with the country's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi declaring: "US government's discriminatory behaviour towards Muslims and also shows the unfair look the country gives to them.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran, after carefully examining the recent decision of the Supreme Court of America, will take proportional and reciprocal action,".