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
Please note that Walk-In Hours on Tuesday, March 18th will be held at the Davis IC. These Walk-In Hours are usually held at Rocky College, but will be held at the Davis IC during the week of Spring Break. They will resume in Rocky College on Tuesday, March 25th.
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.
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
If you are an F-1 student, you have a 60 day grace period after your program completion date or your I-20 end date, whichever is earlier. During that grace period, you may remain in the U.S. but, if you leave the U.S., you may no longer enter the U.S. as an F-1 student.
J-1 students or scholars
If you are a J-1 student, you have a 30 day grace period after your program completion date or your DS-2019 end date, whichever is earlier. During that grace period, you may remain
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.
As of Aug. 10, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) no longer provides admission stamps on Forms I-20/DS-2019s for prospective and returning international students and scholars (traveling with F, M, and J visas) seeking admission to the United States. More information is available at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/travel_news/cbp_i20_stamp.xml