Immigration Updates

The ISSO provides information about immigration policy updates and what it means to our non-immigrant students and scholars. 

Frequently asked questions page for current students on COVID-19 and your immigration status. 

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Frequently asked questions page for new/transfer students on COVID-19 and your immigration status.

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For F-1 students take your original I-20, a copy of your passport, your student ID and your I-94 print off with you.

For all other non-citizens, if available, please carry proof of your legal status in the U.S. such as Legal Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), I-797 approval receipt notice, Employment Authorization Document (EAD card), etc. Keep your original passport in a safe place. Learn more

New Travel Policy  

Effective December 6, 2021

  • ALL travelers to the United States ages 2 and up – regardless of citizenship or vaccination status – must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (antigen rapid or PCR) taken within ONE CALENDAR DAY of departure, or proof of recent recovery
  • The 1-day period is 1 calendar day before the flight’s scheduled departure time. For example: if you obtain a negative COVID test at 9 a.m. on Monday, you can fly up to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday night.

National Interest Waivers

The National Interest Program has ended. NIEs are no longer required to travel, and all previously issued NIEs are now invalid.

Negative COVID-19 test required for all those flying to U.S.

  • If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) no more than 1 day before you travel by air into the United States. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight.
  • If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).
  • Please see CDC's FAQs on the topic.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) information about applying for DACA. 

1/13/2018 USCIS resumes accepting DACA renewal applications: Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew DACA.  DACA  operate on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017.

USCIS updated memorandum on DACA

Immigration Scam Alert


Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a immigration fraud alert (PDF). Scammers have identified themselves as “U.S. Immigration” employees and have altered their caller ID to seem like the call is coming from the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) hotline (1-800-323-8603).