Fall 2020: U.S. Address Reporting Requirement

Aug. 11, 2020

Has your U.S. address recently changed? In order to maintain F-1 or J-1 visa status, the federal regulations require F-1 or J-1 student/scholars to report any address changes within 10 days of moving. The address you report should be the address where you are actually living even if the address...

Effective Immediately—New Zoom Links for ISSS Advising (General & Third-Party Sponsored Student Advising)

Aug. 10, 2020

Effective Tuesday, August 11, 2020, students and scholars must use the following Zoom links to access ISSS remote advising-- General ISSS Zoom Advising Third-Party Sponsored Student ISSS Zoom Advising (for students sponsored by Aramco Services, the Kuwait Cultural Office, Embassy of Oman, KGSP, SABIC, SACM, SCO, or Fulbright) If you...

Fall 2020: New ISSS Advising Hours

Aug. 10, 2020

In order to provide service to our students and scholars in varying time zones, ISSS general advising will be available in the early morning, during normal business hours and in the evening this fall. All times listed below are in the Mountain Time Zone . General Advising Hours Effective August...

Health Insurance Waivers and Attestation Forms

Aug. 7, 2020

Health and Wellness Services in conjunction with ISSS recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has created a unique need for adjustments to the student health insurance requirement. Traditionally, all students are required to have health insurance while attending CU Boulder regardless of immigration status. It is still true for students who...

July 24, 2020: Fall 2020 Semester Clarifying Questions & Answers for Students on F-1 Visas

July 24, 2020

On July 24, 2020 at 10:30 a.m., the Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) issued a news release and clarifying questions and answers for international students on F-1 visas for the Fall 2020 semester.

National Interest Exceptions for Certain Travelers from the Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and Ireland

July 20, 2020

See Updated Information May 19, 2021: National Interest Exceptions - Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, China, Ireland, Iran, Brazil, South Africa and India May 3, 2021: Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the Schengen Area, the United...

Update- Fall 2020: SEVP F-1 Student Guidance Withdrawn

July 14, 2020

The University of Colorado Boulder and ISSS are extremely pleased to share that the federal government today, July 14, has rescinded (withdrawn) the guidance for fall 2020 that was released last week. Our understanding at this time is that the federal government’s guidance released in March of 2020 will apply...

CU Boulder Hails ICE Decision to Drop New Restriction for International Students

July 14, 2020

Late Tuesday July 14, Immigration and Customs Enforcement rescinded its decision to require international students to transfer or leave the country if their colleges or universities held classes entirely online because of the pandemic. Read Full Article

Phased Resumption of Routine Visa Services

July 13, 2020

The U.S. Department of State has announced the phased resumption of routine visa services on a post-by-post basis. Please review your U.S. embassy/consulate's website for information regarding operating status and which services it is currently offering. On March 20, 2020 embassies and consulates suspended all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa...

Black Lives Matter

July 2, 2020

“To our black students, faculty and staff—Black Lives Matter. Much deeper and systemic issues are affecting communities of color, and as a society, we are far from realizing the promise of equality and justice that every person deserves. You have my pledge that justice and equity will remain at the...