Visa appointments will not be available to third-country nationals (TCNs) at the U.S. consulate in Toronto between June and August 2016, except to applicants who reside in Canada and in emergency situations. Foreign nationals who have already booked a summer appointment in Toronto should be able to appear as planned. TCN appointments at other U.S. consular posts in Canada remain available, though future suspensions are possible.
Between June and August 2016, the U.S. Consulate in Toronto
F-1 Students in post-completion OPT status who are the beneficiaries of an H-1B petition 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 a
On March 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the new STEM OPT final rule. The new rule is effective beginning May 10, 2016. The new rule includes a STEM OPT extension for a 24-month period and will replace the current 17-month STEM OPT extension. It also impacts the application requirements placing a greater burden of responsibility on STEM OPT employers, F-1 students, and Designated School Officials (DSO’s). The current 17-month STEM OPT regulations re
1. Free Summer Storage at Fisher Hall for undergraduate students
Summer storage issues are handled by the Facilities Department, not the Davis International Center. Please refer to the Facilities Summer Storage Webpage for more information
International Students: (available storage will be determined on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis)
ALL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO FACILITIES: Rick Clugston, Manager of Dormitory Services 609-258-6241
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The Davis International Center is aware of cases of international students receiving written notices from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) denying tax return refunds and/or requesting an additional payment of tax. The notice is stating that the 1042-S information on your reported 2014 income tax return does not match what the University reported to the IRS. Please note this is a nationwide issue impacting thousands of non-resident tax-filers and Universities across the U.S. ar
1. DACA Advocacy & Support Available: The Davis International Center now provides general support for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students. The Director, 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.
In order to reenter the U.S. after international travel, you must have a current travel signature on your I-20 form (F-1/F-2) or your DS-2019 form (J-1/J-2). Travel signatures are valid for reenter for up to one year after the date of the most recent signature. 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 form, the process may require 1-2 days.
The IRS and local Princeton Police are warning people to guard against scam phone calls from thieves who are posing as IRS officials to trick you out of your money or your personal information. These criminals often target international students who may not be aware of how the system works in the U.S.
A local international student has already been a victim of this scam.
IMPORTANT! Read and understand this and forward to anyone you think may benefit.
The IRS has published the
On June 26, 2015, USCIS issued a newly designed format of the Form I-20. All F-1 students and F-2 dependents will be required to have the newly designed Form I-20 by July 1, 2016 -- until that time, the old version of the form is acceptable for travel and reentry to the U.S. The Davis IC will begin issuing the new version to students in the coming weeks. Due to the large number of students, we will be issuing the new form in stages according to l
Do you have plans to a third country during the break? You must plan ahead and find out if you need an entry visa. Failure to have the appropriate third country visa for entry or for transit will result in denial of entry into that country!
Princeton now offers assistance with visas for international travel through VISA CENTRAL where you will find complete checklists of requirements, applications, and forms. If you have questions, you can consult directly wit