The Department of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides information, services, acclimation and culturally relevant activities to support international students and scholars and ensure their success.
U.S. Federal Court Judges block Revised Executive Order Suspending Entry to US: On March 15 and 16, 2017, U.S. federal court judges in Hawaii and Maryland each issued a nationwide temporary restraining order (TRO), preventing the U.S. government from enforcing the executive order entry bar that was scheduled to go into effect on March 16, 2017. The Trump Administration is expected to appeal the courts’ decisions and could seek an emergency stay of the TROs. ISSS is closely monitoring the situation and will provide further updates as they develop.
The revised executive order signed on March 6, 2017 by President Trump sought to suspend the entry of nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen to the United States for a period of 90 days, beginning on March 16, 2017, unless they qualified for an exemption or were granted a waiver. The order exempted holders of valid U.S. visas, foreign nationals present in the U.S. on the effective date of the order, and dual nationals traveling on a passport from a non-restricted country, among others, including international students, scholars and dependents from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who hold valid, unexpired visas and wish to enter the U.S. The new order rescinded the President's January 27 entry ban, which a federal court suspended in February 2017. The TROs mean that foreign nationals who would have been subject to the executive order should be able to apply for visas and enter the U.S., provided they are otherwise admissible. However, they should contact their ISSS Advisor when planning travel to the U.S. because future rulings could permit the federal government to enforce the entry suspension.
For additional, up-to-date information, please visit Travel Advisory for Nationals of Certain Countries Pursuant to Executive Orders. Please contact your ISSS Advisor if you have any questions.
USCIS increased their processing fees on 12/23/2016. Applications or petitions mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed on or after December 23, 2016 must include the new fee. To review all fee changes, please visit: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule. Below are two examples:
The OPT application fee has increased to $410. OPT applications submitted to International Student and Scholar Services must include the new fee.
The J-2 EAD application fee has increased to $410. J-2 EAD applications submitted to International Student and Scholar Services must include the new fee.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
General information session on CPT, including eligibility requirements and application procedure
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Toppel Career Center Loft (see map)
Undergraduate Important Dates and Deadlines Calendar
Click here for important dates and deadlines relating to undergraduate student enrollment, accounts, housing, registration, orientation, and financial assistance.
Click here for forms to apply for a variety of processes such as letter of certification, employment, program extension, etc.
Online Immigration Session
New students: Click here to complete the mandatory session.
Online Employment Session
Click here to complete the session which is required for all off-campus work authorizations.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) - click to apply
Click here for information on curricular practical training.
Optional Practical Training (OPT) - click to apply
Click here for information on off-campus work authorization before or after you complete your studies.
Program Extension - click to apply
Click for information about extending your F-1 stay (I-20) or J-1 stay (DS-2019) f you are unable to complete your program within the time indicated on your I-20 or DS-2019.
International Scholar Orientation
Click here for International Scholar Orientation information.
J-1 Scholar Arrival to UM Confirmation
(J-1 Scholars/Exchange Visitors)
Click here for log in page. At log in page, click Create a New Account and complete the information required on the Create a New Account form. Once you have provided the required information, you will receive an email for account activation. Upon account activation, follow the instructions to complete the J-1 Scholar Arrival to UM Confirmation.
(J-1 Scholars/Exchange Visitors)
Click here for survey.