Biden Administration Plans to Rescind COVID-19 Geographic Travel Restrictions

Sept. 21, 2021

On Sept. 21, the Biden administration announced plans to lift geographic travel restrictions in November for international travelers entering the United States who can show proof they: 1) are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 2) tested negative for COVID-19 within the three days preceding boarding their departure flights to the...

July 14, 2021: Update on National Interest Exceptions - Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, China, Ireland, Iran, Brazil, South Africa and India

July 15, 2021

Exchange Visitors on J-1 Visas The U.S. Department of State recently released guidance clarifying that the exception/waiver process applies to non-student Exchange Visitors applying for J-1 visas or intending to enter or renter the U.S. in one of the following categories: research scholar, visiting professor, short-term scholar, or specialist. Scholars...

Scam Alert: CU Boulder Students Apply for a Student Loan

July 15, 2021

It was reported to ISSS that a phishing email from CollegeLoans is circulating campus. This unsolicited email includes links to alleged student loans. An image of the email appears below (the links to the student loans have been removed). Please be aware that scams are becoming more frequent and more...

Scam Alert: Scammers Using SEVP and HSI Phone Numbers to Target International Students

June 2, 2021

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has been made aware of a spoofing scam involving individuals using an SEVP Response Center (SRC) phone number (703-603-3400) or a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office phone number (757-441-6533) to target nonimmigrant students. Fraudulent callers are claiming to be SEVP representatives and asking...

May 19, 2021: National Interest Exceptions - Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, China, Ireland, Iran, Brazil, South Africa and India

May 24, 2021

SUMMARY OF ALL U.S. ENTRY RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC There are 14-day entry restrictions on individuals who have recently been present in China, Iran, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,...

Late Arrival Process for New International Students

May 24, 2021

In order to support academic success and given that nearly all courses will be in person for the Fall 2021 semester, it is expected that international undergraduate and graduate students including MBA and LLM students arrive in the U.S. before the first day of classes ( no later than Sunday,...

Fall 2021 Guidance for Departments Wishing to Hire Graduate Students Working Abroad

May 24, 2021

The number of University of Colorado employees working from outside of the U.S. has escalated in the last year due to the worldwide pandemic, ensuing travel bans and difficulty in obtaining visas. Employee Services (ES) identified numerous vulnerabilities in paying these employees using the standard procedures. According to ES, “The...

Fall 2021 FAQs for International Students on F-1 Visas

May 20, 2021

Revised May 20, 2021 On April 26, 2021, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) issued a broadcast message that international students in F-1 status should continue to follow the March 2020 SEVP guidance for the F all 2021 semester i f schools have not resumed normal operations due to...

University of Colorado Vaccine Requirement for Fall 2021

April 29, 2021

On April 28, 2021, the University of Colorado leadership announced that COVID-19 vaccinations will be required of all students, faculty, and staff for the Fall 2021 semester. ISSS is working diligently with campus leadership to determine viable options for international students. We understand that the current vaccines in use in...

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Resources

April 20, 2021

With the various ways to register for a COVID-19 vaccine, navigating the process can be challenging. The resources below may be useful for finding a location to register for a COVID-19 vaccine. ISSS recommends consulting with your medical service provider if you have any questions pertaining to the COVID-19 vaccine...

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