April 22, 2020: Temporary Restriction on Entering the United States on an Immigrant Visa to Become a U.S. Permanent Resident

April 23, 2020

Presidential Proclamation Establishing New Travel Restrictions President Trump issued a presidential proclamation on April 22 instituting a 60-day period of restrictions on immigrant visas for foreign nationals seeking permanent residency (“green card” status) in the United States. See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below for details about this new restriction...

Coronavirus Economic Impact - Updated Information

April 22, 2020

The recently implemented Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (or CARES) Act included a provision for the issuance of one-time payments or recovery rebates (also referred to as stimulus checks or economic impact checks) to be distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Based on bank account and address information...

Country-Specific COVID-19 Information

April 7, 2020

For country-specific COVID-19 information, entry requirements, travel restrictions and more please see the Department of State website. Department of State COVID-19 Webpage

Local Social Security Administration Services

April 2, 2020

Updated: Aug 27, 2021 Although the Social Security Administration (SSA) offices remain closed to the public , they may be able to offer an in-office appointment for a new Social Security card request. Local offices will determine the number and availability of appointments based on office size, availability of staff,...

F-1 and J-1 Immigration Status and Pass/Fail Grades

March 31, 2020

The University of Colorado recently announced that restrictions on pass/fail grading will be lifted for the Spring 2020 semester. International students in either F-1 or J-1 status will be able to maintain their F-1/J-1 status if they choose to change the grading option for their classes to pass/fail because pass/fail...

CU Boulder H-1B Employees: International Travel Information

March 18, 2020

If you would like to leave the U.S., ISSS recommends you consider making plans to leave soon, as future travel restrictions could impede your ability to travel internationally. You will need to carefully consult both the airline and the travel restrictions for the country to which you will be returning. Travel restrictions...

J-1 Students & Scholars: International Travel Information

March 18, 2020

If you would like to leave the U.S., ISSS recommends you consider making plans to leave soon, as future travel restrictions could impede your ability to travel internationally. You will need to carefully consult both the airline and the travel restrictions for the country to which you will be returning...

Submitting OPT I-20 Requests to ISSS

March 17, 2020

Complete the OPT I-20 Request Form and upload all of the documentation required for the request. You will have to enter your academic advisor's name and email address on the DocuSign form landing page. Once you complete your section of the form, it will automatically be emailed to your advisor...

March 17, 2020: Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the United Kingdom and Ireland

March 16, 2020

Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the United Kingdom and Ireland. On Jan. 31, the federal Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency as a result of confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in the United States. Under a presidential proclamation issued March 14, the...

Recent COVID-19 Developments: Campus, ISSS, and International Travel

March 12, 2020

Please take a moment to review the following information regarding recent COVID-19 developments (updated 3/17/2020). Campus Remains Open with Reduced Daily Operations Chancellor's Announcement on March 16, 2020 Chancellor’s Announcement on March 11, 2020 ISSS: Maintaining Status, Remote Advising Services, & Events Important Update from ISSS Remote Advising You must...

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