If you will be traveling outside the U.S. during Spring Break and the signature on page 3 of your I-20 form OR in the lower right corner of your DS-2019 form has expired, be sure to have your I-20/DS-2019 signed by an advisor at the Davis International Center before you leave the U.S. Travel signatures are valid for reentry to the US for one year from the date of the last signature. You may stop by the Davis IC during business hours to obtain a travel signature on the spot. However, in som
Before you travel into or through any country other than your home country, you must check with an embassy of the country you plan to visit to inquire about specific visa and entry procedures. Be sure to check whether you will need a transit visa if you will be stopping in another country for airline transit purposes. For the list of foreign embassies in the U.S., please consult the U.S. Department of State website. For more information about re-entering the U.S., please consult our website.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7 that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption. More
There are a few variations of SCAM emails claiming to come from the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The most recent one has a subject line of NEW YEAR-END-RESIDENT ALIEN TAX EXEMPTION UPDATE. This email falsely informs the recipient to complete a W-BEN Form and then fax the completed form to a specific fax number. The form requests personal information that the scammers can use to access the e-mail recipient’s bank or credit card account.
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All international students and scholars who were in the U.S. in any visa type other than B (visitor) visa for any period of time during the year 2013 must file 2013 income tax documents with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The deadline for filing taxes is April 15, 2014.
You should begin preparing in these important ways:
Use GLACIER Tax Prep, a free nonresident tax preparation software, to file your taxes.
See Tax Filing Guidance
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2014 International Orientation Leaders:
*Joelle Deleveaux ’16 - The Bahamas
*Jia Lin Jacqueline Li ’16 - China/Germany
*Yuem Park ’15 - Australia
*Konstantinos Koutras ’16 - Greece
*Eunice Lee ’16 - Canada/South Korea
*Magdalena Henke ’16 - Germany
*Karen MacDonald ’16 - Canada
*Po Wah Moon ’15 - Hong Kong
*Jeffrey Asala ’15 - Ghana
*Reka Zempleni ’16 - Hungary
Cydney Kim ’17 - Canada
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched an E-Verify Employers Search Tool that allows one to find employers currently enrolled in E-Verify. The search tool allows filtering, sorting, and exporting employer results. It replaces the lists of E-Verify employers and federal contractors that previously appeared on the E-Verify Website. This is important information for students on Optional Practical Training (OPT) interested in applying for the 17-month STEM OPT Extension.
The Davis IC will now offer Walk-in Hours for all international students (Undergrad, Grad, VSRC) for brief inquiries at Rockefeller College Common Room every Tuesday from 12 noon - 2:00 pm. Or students may visit during any of our Walk-in Hours below:
Tuesdays 12 noon-2:00 pm @ Rockefeller College Common Room
Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 pm @ Davis IC
Effective April 30th, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will start automating I-94 Arrival/Departure forms. International visitors to the U.S., including international students and scholars, will no longer fill out a paper I-94 form when arriving to the U.S. by air or sea. Once the rule is effective, it will be implemented in phases over a four-week period across all air and sea ports of entry. It is expected that the process will be fully implemented by the end of May. The new I-9
The Department of State now has an online Visa Status Check tool that allows applicants to check the status of their visa applications. To be able to see the status of a visa application, an applicant needs to select the visa application type, the location where the visa application was submitted, and to provide the application ID or Case Number.