I know many of us awoke this morning to a number of reports in the media providing predictions on prospective visa limitations that may be enacted by Executive Order this week by President Trump. We understand from official White House reports that announcements about actions within Homeland Security will be likely announced within the next couple of days.
We are reaching out to all international students who received an email from MIT Student Financial Services on December 28, 2016 regarding the reporting of Form 1098-T Tuition Statement and need for the U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). A copy of the MIT SFS email is provided below (not everyone received this email).
For applications received on or after December 23, 2016, F-1 Optional Practical Training, F-1 STEM OPT, and J-2 work permission application fees will increase. See USCIS Announcement for more details.
The ISO has received inquiries regarding the news on August 12, 2015 that the United States District Court for the District of Columbia had ruled that the STEM OPT extension being vacated (eliminated), effective as of February 12, 2016.
David C. Elwell has been named Associate Dean and Director of the ISO. [Read more]
Beginning June 26, 2015, any new Form I-20 that is produced will be in new redesigned format. All F-1 students and F-2 dependents will be required to have a new version of the form by July 1, 2016.
We are writing to you to share some very sad news that our dear Director and Associate Dean, Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook, died last night, surrounded by her family. Danielle was devoted to each and every one of you. Despite her serious illness, Danielle worked relentlessly at what she loved most - serving international students, and making a difference in their lives. She was an example to us all, and we will continue in her footsteps in our devotion to you all.