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...

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...

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...

Q&A Panel for International Students Recording

Dec. 4, 2020

International undergraduate and graduate students brought questions to International Student and Scholar Services, the Dean of Students, and the Graduate School. This Q&A session was moderated by CU Student Government and the Graduate and Professional Student Government. 12/03/2020 Q&A Panel for International Students: Featuring ISSS, Dean of Students, and the...

Scam Alert: Beware of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Imposters

Nov. 3, 2020

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have received reports recently that individual(s) posing as ICE officials are contacting people with a nexus to the immigration system (LPRs, students in F-1 status, etc.) and claiming that there is a problem with their I-94 form. The scammer offers a choice to...

CU Boulder Statement Opposing Proposed Change to Duration of Status Policy

Oct. 1, 2020

The University of Colorado Boulder strongly opposes proposed changes to the longstanding “duration of status policy” announced Sept. 25 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. If implemented, the rule would place restrictive new time limits on international students and their dependents on F visas and on “exchange visitors” such...

Are You an International Student in F-1 Status Completing Your Academic Program Fall 2020? Here are some important reminders.

Sept. 14, 2020

Let ISSS Know! If you are graduating this semester: Email ISSS as soon as possible to let us know you intend to graduate. If you plan to defend your dissertation or thesis prior to the start of the Spring 2021 term: Email ISSS as soon as possible so that ISSS...

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