News and Announcements

June 2022

CDC Rescinds Order Requiring Negative COVID-19 Test Prior to Flight to U.S.; Full COVID-19 Vaccination Still Required
June 11, 2022

On June 10, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the order issued on December 2, 2021 requiring a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation […]

May 2022

SSN Application Procedures Updated by SSA
May 13, 2022

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced the release of the Online Social Security Number Application, the first step in applying for a Social Security Number (SSN). Individuals (including students […]

MIT Issues Updated Remote Appointment Guidance for 2022-2023 Academic Year
May 7, 2022

The MIT Office of the Vice Chancellor (OVC) released updated guidance on Remote Appointments effective for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. MIT will continue to expect all enrolled students to be […]

April 2022

DHS Extends COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Non-U.S. Travelers Entering U.S. via Land/Ferry Ports of Entry
April 21, 2022

On April 21, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it has extended the requirements that all non-U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident travelers entering the U.S. by a Land or Ferry […]

New ISO F-1 CPT information Session eCourse
April 11, 2022

The ISO, with the helpful recommendations from students in recent years, has developed an F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Employment Information Session via a Canvas eCourse.  This new delivery mode […]

Income Tax Return (for 2021 tax year) – Filing Deadline April 18, 2022
April 9, 2022

Just a reminder that the annual income tax return filing deadline, for those who were physically present in the U.S. during the calendar year 2021, is April 18, 2022.  Current […]

USCIS Final Rule Expands Premium Processing
April 4, 2022

On March 30, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule titled Implementation of the Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act. Of note in the new rule is expanding […]

February 2022

State Department Provides Important Update/FAQ on Expansion of J-1 Academic Training in STEM Fields
February 18, 2022

The U.S. Department of State has posted a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to the bottom of their announcement of January 21, 2022 that it will expand J-1 Academic Training employment […]

ISO / MIT Offices CLOSED on Monday, February 21, 2022
February 18, 2022

The ISO, and most MIT Offices, will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday. The ISO will re-open for walk-ins beginning at 10:00am […]

January 2022

USDHS Adds 22 Fields to STEM Designated Degree Program List
January 27, 2022

On January 21, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that it has added 22 fields of study, and corresponding Department of Education Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes […]