News and Announcements

November 2023

Potential Impact on International Students and Scholars of a U.S. Government Shutdown
November 13, 2023

On November 16, 2023, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the stopgap two-step spending bill, passed passed by the U.S. Congress, into law. The spending bill extends funding until Friday, January […]

ISO Closed on Friday, November 10, 2023
November 3, 2023

The ISO, and most MIT offices, will be closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans’ Day. The ISO will close to walk-ins beginning at 3:00pm on Thursday, November […]

ISO EMERGENCY CONTACT PHONE NUMBER for PORT-OF-ENTRY ISSUES
November 1, 2023

If you encounter issues while traveling, and specifically at your U.S. Port-of-Entry with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) where additional information is requested by CBP officials, please contact the […]

October 2023

U.S. Visa Services Suspended in Israel
October 13, 2023

On October 13, 2023, the U.S. Department of State posted the following notice on the U.S. Embassy-Israel website concerning nonimmigrant (NIV) and immigrant (IV) visa processing in Israel: “Due to […]

ISO Closed on Monday, October 9, 2023
October 2, 2023

The ISO, and most MIT offices, will be closed on Monday, October 9 in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  The ISO will close to walk-ins beginning at 3:00pm on Friday, […]

September 2023

Potential Impact on International Students & Scholars of a U.S. Government Shutdown
September 27, 2023

September 30, 2023: The U.S. Congress this evening passed a continuing resolution to allow the government to remain funded for the next 45 days, avoiding a shutdown.We will continue to […]

Fall 2023 ISO Orientation Sessions
September 5, 2023

For information on ISO New International Student Orientation programs for admitted students to the Fall 2023 semester, please view the “Orientation Program” page on the ISO website: https://iso.mit.edu/getting-started/orientation-program/ After September […]

August 2023

ISO Closed on Monday, September 4, 2023
August 31, 2023

The ISO, and most MIT offices, will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The ISO will close to walk-ins beginning at 3:00pm […]

July 2023

USCBP Announces Tourist Visa Waiver Program Not Available If Individual has Past Travel to Cuba
July 6, 2023

On July 6, 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that nationals who have been present in any State Sponsor of Terrorism country, including Cuba, would NOT be eligible […]

June 2023

ISO Office Schedule Around the Independence Day Holiday – July 3-4, 2023
June 28, 2023

The ISO, and most MIT offices, will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of the U.S. Independence Day holiday. The ISO office schedule will […]