January 25, 2021: Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, and South Africa

Jan. 26, 2021

See Updated Article Article Update Published 5/3/2021 1. Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Brazil Under a presidential proclamation issued January 25 the following restriction takes effect at 12:01 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, January 26 and applies to individuals...

Presidential Proclamation Eliminating Travel Ban 3.0 & Other Related Restrictions

Jan. 22, 2021

On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed a presidential proclamation ending what has been referred to as the “ Travel Ban 3.0 ” as well as subsequent related bans. These previous bans impacted travel to the U.S. and prohibited the issuance of certain types of U.S. visas to citizens of...

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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ISSS Emergency Financial Grants for Spring 2021

Jan. 20, 2021

If you are experiencing an unexpected financial emergency unrelated to COVID-19, ISSS encourages you to apply for an Emergency Financial Grant . If your financial emergency is related to COVID, please apply to the Student Emergency Fund through CU Boulder Student Affairs. Emergency Financial Grant awards vary according to available...

USCIS Delays in Issuing Receipt Notices for Applications Submitted by Mail

Jan. 19, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, USCIS is experiencing delays in issuing receipt notices for some applications and petitions filed at a USCIS lockbox facility . Individuals who have submitted an application to USCIS by mail, such as an Optional Practical Training (OPT) application, may experience a delay...

Don’t Wait: Tax Filing Software is Available for International Employees and Students

Jan. 13, 2021

Each year, CU welcomes hundreds of international students, researchers and employees from around the globe. The deadline to file taxes in the U.S. is April 15. As this deadline approaches, international employees and students should plan ahead to meet their U.S. tax filing requirements. CU has secured a limited number...

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

Jan. 13, 2021

As of Tuesday, January 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is requiring international airline passengers traveling to the United States from any location in the world to provide the airline written proof of a negative COVID-19 test result from a test performed no more than three...

Second Round of Coronavirus Economic Impact Payments

Jan. 12, 2021

On December 29, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began issuing a second round of Economic Impact Payments to eligible U.S. taxpayers. 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...

Court Ruling Opens the Possibility of New H-1B Visa Applications

Jan. 6, 2021

Update : On December 31, 2020, President Trump extended Presidential Proclamation 10014 and 10052 until March 31, 2021. Presidential Proclamation 10052 specifically applies to H-1B beneficiaries and their ability to apply for a new H-1B visa. There are possible exceptions to the ban. Please contact your ISSS immigration advisor for...

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...

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