International Employees and Students have Access to Tax Filing Support through the International Tax Office

Jan. 13, 2021

As the new year begins, CU employees will begin receiving critical documents needed to file their annual income tax returns. For certain international employees and students, this means receiving their 1042-S from CU over the next month. Form 1042-S is issued to resident and nonresident alien employees and students to...

CDC Requires Proof of COVID-19 Test for International Airline Passengers Starting January 26

Jan. 13, 2021

Beginning Tuesday, January 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require international airline passengers heading to the United States from any location in the world to provide written proof of a negative COVID-19 test result to the airline within three days of departure. If the passenger...

Second Round of Coronavirus Economic Impact Payments

Jan. 12, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is issuing a second round of Economic Impact Payments to eligible U.S. taxpayers by January 15, 2021. Eligible individuals and families will receive these funds by direct deposit to their bank account or by paper check or debit card mailed to the address listed on...

H-1B Visa Selection in Private Sector Changing

Jan. 11, 2021

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final regulation on Friday, January 8, 2021 which changes the process by which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects H– 1B visa registrations for the filing of H–1B cap-subject petitions . The regulation is scheduled to take effect on March...

New COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for Individuals Traveling from the United Kingdom (UK)

Jan. 5, 2021

On December 25, 2020, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced new travel requirements for individuals traveling from the UK. As of December 27, 2020, all air passengers traveling from the UK must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding the plane. This requirement does not...

New Curricular Practical Training Protocol - Effective for CPT Starting 05/06/2021 or Later

Dec. 22, 2020

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) recently conducted a comprehensive review our Curricular Practical Training (CPT) protocol for international students holding F-1 nonimmigrant status. CPT is temporary permission authorized by ISSS for an international student in F-1 nonimmigrant status to engage in off-campus training which is integral to the student's...

Spring 2021 Advising Hours - Effective January 19

Dec. 22, 2020

In order to provide service to our students and scholars in varying time zones, ISSS general advising will be available in the early morning, during normal business hours and in the evening this spring. All times listed below are in the Mountain Time Zone . General Advising Hours Effective January...

Spring 2021 Semester Update – Remote Learning Start & SEVP Spring 2021 Guidance

Dec. 10, 2020

On December 10, 2020, the Chancellor announced that the Spring 2021 semester will start remotely and that at this time in-person classes are expected to resume on February 15, 2021. ISSS wants to assure our international students that this shift will not impact their immigration status. Our international students currently...

Student and Exchange Visitor Program Fall 2020 Guidance Remains In Effect

Dec. 10, 2020

On December 9, 2020, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) confirmed that the Fall 2020 guidance will continue to be in effect for students in F-1 immigration status through the spring 2021 semester. International students in F-1 status should continue to abide by the SEVP guidance originally issued in...

Scam Alert: Spoofing Scam Involving Individuals using the SEVP Response Center

Dec. 9, 2020

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has been made aware of a spoofing scam involving individuals using the SEVP Response Center (SRC) phone numbers (703-603-3400 and 800-892-4829) and claiming to be SRC representatives. The fraudulent callers are inquiring about Form I-94 documents and asking students to provide information regarding...

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