Immigration Overview

The information here, much of which relates to employment in the US and travel, is intended for current MIT international students only.

Please be aware that immigration is a complex area of US law, and that the information presented here should be used only as a source of general information. For information related to your specific circumstances, please contact the ISO to arrange a consultation with an International Student Advisor.

NOTE: It is important to be aware that only web sites ending with “.gov” are official U.S. government web sites. The web address of the official USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services, formerly BCIS or INS) is Other web sites that may look like US government web sites but are not genuine may give you inaccurate or misleading information about immigration regulations, or may try to charge you for forms that are otherwise free.

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