Increase in Premium Processing Fee for H-1Bs and Green Card Filings

Oct. 19, 2020

On October 16, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an increase of the premium processing fees from $1440 to $2500 , effective October 19, 2020. This new fee applies to H-1Bs, TNs and Immigrant Petitions for Alien Workers (I-140s). This fee increase was required by the Continuing Appropriations...

Updated 12/2/2020: Upcoming Rules Impacting Scholars on H-1B Visas

Oct. 7, 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 On Thursday, October 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will publish a rule that will immediately take effect...

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...

I-765 Fee Increase and Form Changes On Hold

Sept. 30, 2020

If you are planning to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), you should continue using the 8/25/2020 edition of the Form I-765 and submitting the $410 filing fee until further notice. Background United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final fee rule on August 3, 2020 that was...

September 30, 2020: Nationwide Injunction Blocks USCIS Fee Rule

Sept. 30, 2020

On September 29, 2020, a judge from the Northern District of California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction and stay preventing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from implementing or enforcing any part of the USCIS Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements rule . New fees...

Proposed Rule to Eliminate Duration of Status

Sept. 23, 2020

On Friday, September 25, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule that would eliminate admission for duration of status (D/S) for international students and their dependents on F visas and Exchange Visitors and their dependents on J visas. ISSS is aware of this new guidance...

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ISSS Emergency Financial Grants for Fall 2020

Sept. 15, 2020

ISSS and El Mallakh Emergency Grant Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2020 semester. Every fall and spring semester, ISSS administers grants for international students on F-1 and J-1 visas with unexpected financial difficulty or emergencies beyond the student’s control. Grants vary according to available funds and demonstrated...

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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Sko Together Dinners--Thursday Evenings throughout the Fall Semester

Sept. 10, 2020

With the limitations of social distancing, how can we continue to create personal connections within our CU community? Welcome to Sko Together Dinners, a safe and inclusive virtual space where undergraduate students can develop meaningful connections in small group settings through the online video chatting platform of Zoom. Skip over...

Apply to Become a CU Student Ambassador!

Sept. 1, 2020

Student Ambassadors is a volunteer, student run organization that works closely with the Office of Admissions to serve prospective students and their families. Student Ambassadors provide campus tours and supports other campus programs to help foster a strong campus community. Student Ambassadors: Represent CU Build leadership skills Gain public speaking...

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