• September 28, 2022

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    Immigration Update

    June 13, 2022

    Update on immigration travel to and from the U.S.

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    ISSS Virtual Immigration Workshop Series

    February 24, 2021

    Departments and Divisions are invited to join International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) to learn about ISSS procedures, document requirements, and immigration regulations.

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    Increase in Premium Processing Fee

    October 16, 2020

    Beginning on Monday, October 19, 2020, the premium processing fee for H-1B, O-1, and Permanent Residence petitions will increase to $2,500 (from $1,440).

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    SEVP Rescinds July 6 Guidance – F-1 Students May Study Remotely

    July 15, 2020

    On Tuesday, July 14, SEVP rescinded its guidance of July 6, 2020, which would have prohibited all F-1 students from taking only online courses while remaining in the US. Schools may continue to follow the SEVP guidance of March 9, 2020 for the duration of the emergency. Continuing students who are present in the US may continue their studies, even if they will pursue remote course of study. Please continue to check back for up-to-date guidance related to possible future changes.

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    Presidential Proclamation Suspending Certain Work Visas - Summary and FAQ

    June 22, 2020

    On Monday, June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation entitled “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak."

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    Presidential Proclamation on Certain Chinese Students and Researchers

    June 1, 2020

    On Friday, May 29, 2020, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation entitled “Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Researchers from the People’s Republic of China”.

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    USCIS Resumes Premium Processing

    May 29, 2020

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, in phases over the next month.

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    Immigration Update

    April 23, 2020

    On Wednesday, April 22, the President signed a new proclamation suspending entry of immigrants to the U.S. for 60 days. The order affects only those individuals who are currently outside of the U.S. as of Thursday, April 23, 2020 and who seek to enter the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident (LPR) but don’t have a valid green card with an immigrant visa.

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    H-1B and TN application processes update

    March 24, 2020

    Due to COVID-19 impacts on USCIS processing and international travel, ISSS has updates on H-1B and TN application processes.

  • Get a jump start on the academic year with Summer Edge Program

    February 11, 2020

    Incoming international students can enroll in Summer Edge to earn credits towards a degree before the start of fall quarter! Summer Edge offers international students an opportunity to take UCSC courses and acclimate to life in Santa Cruz.