News and Announcements

October 2022

Employment Information Sessions and Q&A Opportunities – Fall 2022
October 14, 2022

F-1 Students interested in pursuing off-campus employment, either during or after completion of degree, using F-1 Pre-Completion or Post-Completion Optional Practical Training, or post-completion STEM OPT Extension, will need to […]

ISO/MIT Offices CLOSED on Monday, October 10, 2022
October 7, 2022

The ISO, and most MIT Offices, will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022 in observance of the Indigenous Peoples’ Day holiday. The ISO will re-open for walk-ins beginning at […]

September 2022

ISO/MIT Offices CLOSED on Monday, September 5, 2022
September 1, 2022

The ISO, and most MIT Offices, will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The ISO will re-open for walk-ins beginning at 10:00am […]

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 […]