U.S. Federal Court Vacates STEM OPT Extension Program, But Allows It to Stay In Place Pending Further Action from DHS
Update October 2, 2015: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) submitted the STEM OPT rule that we've been expecting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The rule was submitted both to carry out President Obama's executive action initiative to expand STEM OPT and also to save the STEM extension from extinction by re
View the Davis International Center Annual Report now available as a digital publication at:
Davis IC Annual Report 2015
F-1 Students in post-completion OPT status who are the beneficiaries of an H-1B peition and a request to change status to H-1B should exercise extreme caution when considering travel outside the U.S.
Traveling abroad during this time can pose significant risks that may interfere with the processing of your H-1B petition. It is very important that you consult with your employer and/or immigration attorney regarding any travel abroad during this time.
If you cannot postpone travel until af
If you will be traveling outside the U.S. and the signature on page 3 of your I-20 form or in the lower right corner of your DS-2019 form will expire (signatures are valid for 12 months) be sure to have your I-20/DS-2019 signed by an advisor at the Davis International Center before you leave the U.S. You may stop by the Davis IC during business hours to obtain a travel signature on the spot. However, in some instances in which it is necessary to print another I-20, the process may re
1. DACA Advocacy & Support Available: The Davis International Center now provides general support for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students. Jackie Leighton will serve as the DACA student advocate and you may schedule an appointment with her via the Davis IC Advising & Appointments page. This service provides general support for DACA students for their interactions on campus and in the local community.
2. DACA legal
Before you travel into or through any country other than your home country, you must check with the embassy of the country you plan to visit to inquire whether you need a visa to enter or even to transit through that country. 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.
Failure to have the appropriate third country visa will result in denial of entry into tha
“Make Your Voice Heard” gives members of the campus community the opportunity to comment on any issues related to diversity and inclusion, including concerns, ideas, or personal stories. It allows for anonymous input. We encourage international students and scholars to take advantage of this opportunity to let the University know your experiences as an important member of our campus diversity. The “Make Your Voice Heard” page can be accessed here:
The Enterprise Car Share Program is an affordable membership program that allows Princeton students and scholars who have a valid drivers license to rent a car for short period of time. Cars are conveniently located at several places on campus. The membership and rental fees are reasonable and include the cost of gas. Many international students and scholars who don't have cars of their own find this program to be very helpful for local shopping and day trips. For mor
The White House announced that beginning November 12, 2014, visas for Chinese students and scholars in F1/F2 or J1/J2 status will be extended from 12 months to 60 months. Visas for B1/B2 Visitors will be extended to ten years.
"President Obama announced that the United States and the People’s Republic of China are concluding a reciprocal visa validity arrangement during his visit that will strengthen our ever-broadening economic and people-to-people ties. Both countrie