Immigration & Visa

Here you will find out what you need to do to maintain your immigration status and how to obtain the immigration benefits for which you are eligible.  

COVID-19 & Maintaining Status

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic some rules about maintaing your visa status may have changed temporarily. For details please visit our COVID FAQ page. If you have questions after reviewing our information contact us for assistance.

  • 5/21/21
    Being in F-1 student status means that your primary purpose for being in the U.S. is to study.
  • 3/16/21
    As a J-1 exchange visitor, you are in the United States as part of the BridgeUSA program.
  • 3/17/21
    As a J-1 student intern, you are in the United States as part of the BridgeUSA program.
  • 10/8/21
    Here you will find information about applying for non-immigrant U.S. visas for international students.
  • 10/8/21
    Planning to travel? Learn which documents you need to bring with you and which rules you need to follow.
  • 12/2/20
    Use these links to quickly and easily find the information you need.
  • 10/7/21
    Requesting a new, extended, or dependent I-20 or DS-2019? International Student Services requires current, valid financial documentation. Find out how much financial support you'll be asked to show.


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