ISSS Drop Advising Hold- Spring 2020

Jan. 30, 2020

Each fall and spring semester a hold is placed on all F-1 and J-1 student records to prevent them from dropping a class without prior permission from ISSS and unintentionally falling below full-time enrollment , a violation of status. This hold does not affect a student's ability to add a...

Public Charge Determination Rule for Certain Immigration Benefits

Jan. 27, 2020

On January 27, 2020, The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision allowing the “ public charge ” determination regulations that were previously placed on hold to go into effect on February 24, 2020. These complex regulations detail how the federal government will determine if someone is likely to become a...

Coronavirus

Jan. 27, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Please familiarize yourself with the symptoms . According to CU Boulder's Medical Services, you should seek medical care if you: Traveled to...

ISSS Emergency Financial Grants for Spring 2020

Jan. 3, 2020

Every fall and spring semester, ISSS administers grants for F-1 and J-1 students with financial difficulty or emergencies. If you are experiencing an unexpected financial emergency, ISSS encourages you to apply for the Spring 2020 Emergency Financial Grant. Deadline: Thursday, February 6, 2020 Grants vary according to available funds and...

Full-Time Enrollment Requirement

Dec. 12, 2019

F-1 and J-1 students are required to maintain full-time enrollment each fall and spring semester in order to maintain nonimmigrant visa status. All F-1 and J-1 students must be enrolled and attending classes at the start of the Spring 2020 semester, January 13, 2020. A full course of study is...

Address Update Requirement

Dec. 11, 2019

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...

Travel Signatures

Nov. 8, 2019

Every F-1/F-2 and J-1/J-2 visa holder must have a valid travel signature to re-enter the U.S. A travel signature is generally valid for re-entry to the U.S. within one year from the date it is received or until the end date on the I-20 or DS-2019, whichever comes first. Exception:...

Premium Processing Fee Increase

Nov. 5, 2019

USCIS published a final rule in the Federal Register increasing the premium processing fee for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker , and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers , from $1,410 to $1,440. The rule is effective December 2, 2019, and applications postmarked on or after that...

Third-Party Document Pick Up

Nov. 4, 2019

ISSS was recently informed by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) that new SEVP guidance states that an immigration document issued by ISSS must be issued directly to the student, not to a third-party representative. For many years, ISSS has had an internal process allowing international students and scholars...

Are You an F-1 Student Graduating this Fall? Here are some important reminders.

Sept. 25, 2019

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 2020 term: Email ISSS as soon as possible so that ISSS...

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