The U.S. Department of State has announced that, effective March 18, 2020, it is suspending routine visa services “in most countries”. The official announcement is available on the State Department […]
On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued joint statements with the Governments of Canada and Mexico that “Non-Essential” travel between the countries will be temporarily restricted […]
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the temporary closure of in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and Application Support Centers (ASCs) to combat the spread of […]
The MIT International Scholars Office (ISchO) issued this Q&A on the COVID-19. This information was shared directly with MIT international scholars as well as Department, Lab, and Center HR administrators. […]
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the temporary suspension of premium processing service for fiscal year (FY) 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions. Petitioners filing FY 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions will […]
As a further extension of Presidential Proclamation 9984, the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland have been added to the list of European countries from which travel to the U.S. […]
The United States Government announced that it is suspending entry into the United States for certain foreign nationals who have been physically present in the Schengen area (which includes most […]
The US Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking to adjust the fees charged by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for certain benefit applications.
On September 30, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued new Policy Guidance to schools indicating that additional scrutiny is being placed on determination of the “direct relationship between employment and a student’s major area of study” for any employment pursued under F-1 Optional Practical Training and STEM Optional Practical Training extension.
The MIT Office of the General Counsel issued a statement on its webpage outlining that MIT joined the “friend of the court” brief with 18 peer institutions issued on October 3, 2019.