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...

Court Ruling Sets Aside New Rules Affecting H-1B Employees

Dec. 2, 2020

On December 1, 2020, a federal district court set aside the required wage rule that was implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on October 8, 2020. The new rule increased the salaries that must be paid to new H-1B employees. With this ruling, the required salaries for new...

Scam Alert: Employment-Related Phishing Emails and Scams

Nov. 19, 2020

The University of Colorado Boulder is often the target of attempts to gain personal information through malicious emails, also known as phishing. Recently, ISSS has noticed an increasing number of employment-related phishing emails being sent to our international students. Additionally, these emails appear to be sent from colorado.edu email addresses...

Updated 12/2/20: CU Boulder’s Comment Submitted to Department of Labor Opposing Prevailing Wage Determinations Interim Final Rule

Nov. 9, 2020

On December 1, 2020, a federal district court set aside the required wage rule that was implemented by the US Department of Labor (DOL) on October 8, 2020. Read More The University of Colorado Boulder submitted comments in opposition to the Department of Labor, Interim Final Rule, Strengthening Wage Protections...

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’s Comment Submitted to Department of Homeland Security Opposing Proposed Rule to Eliminate Duration of Status

Oct. 28, 2020

The University of Colorado Boulder submitted comments in opposition to the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign Information Media (DHS...

Statement in Support of You and Your Participation in Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Oct. 26, 2020

ISSS understands that international students participating in the Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 students may be concerned by recent media coverage about the ICE mission, OPTical Illusion . We want to assure you that both ISSS and the university support you and your participation in OPT, which is a...

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