The DV 2017 lottery provides up to 50,000 permanent immigrant visas available drawn from a random selection of entries who are from countries with lower rates of immigration to the United States. This year's application period ends on November 3, 2015. This year, lottery is open to anyone NOT from the following excluded countries:
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pak
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
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
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
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.
View the Davis International Center Annual Report now available as a digital publication at:
Davis IC Annual Report 2015
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
“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