June 1, 2020: Immigration Alert to International Graduate Students & Scholars from China

June 1, 2020

To our international graduate students and scholars from China: Presidential Proclamation Establishing New Visa and Entry Restriction for Certain Students and Researchers from China President Trump issued a presidential proclamation on May 29 instituting a visa and entry restriction on certain foreign nationals (citizens) of China on F or J...

Emergency Financial Funding and Food Assistance

April 27, 2020

Financial Assistance The Student Emergency Fund provides direct financial assistance to students who have lost wages so they can pay bills, secure remote-learning technology and access food and health care. Emergency funding is provided in the form of a one-time grant, which does not need to be repaid. The value...

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: June 13, 2022 ISSS received an update that the local SSA in Louisville is open for walk in visits. Face masks are required. You may also call the Louisville office at 877-405-5872 weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to speak with a representative about scheduling...

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...

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