Biden Administration Halts Covid-19 Test Requirement for Air Travelers to U.S.

June 10, 2022

On June 10, 2022 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced the recension of the Biden administration order requiring a negative COVID-19 test for air travelers coming into the United States. This requirement had been in place since early 2021. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky...

Biden Administration Announces Actions Impacting STEM International Students & Scholars

Jan. 21, 2022

On January 21, 2022, the administration of President Biden announced various actions which the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security are putting in place to encourage international STEM scholars, students, researchers, and experts to contribute to innovation and job creation efforts in the United States. Some of these new...

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...

Scam Alert: Robotics Technologies

March 29, 2021

Robotics Technologies was recently reported to ISSS for emailing students and asking for personal documents (passport, educational documents, I20s and EADs). The emails were unsolicited. Students who had not applied for a position at Robotics Technologies received the emails. Note: Legitimate companies will never send an email asking you for...

Presidential Proclamation Affecting Entry from Certain Countries

Jan. 20, 2021

On January 18, 2021, President Trump terminated the restriction on certain travelers from the Schengen area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Brazil, effective January 26, 2021. The restriction on travel from China and Iran was not terminated. It has been reported, however, that the Biden Administration will...

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