USDHS Publishes PROPOSED Rule Impacting Period of Admission for F, J, and I Visa Status
On September 25, 2020, the US Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) published a Proposed Rule to change the period of admission to the U.S. for F and J students and exchange visitors, and I status for representatives of foreign media, from Duration of Status “D/S” (the duration of the academic program or media assignment) to a fixed period of stay.
The Proposed Rule does not take effect immediately. Rather, it is notice from USDHS of a contemplated change, and provides a 30-day period for public comment, after which a final rule may be published. MIT, its peer institutions and professional associations representing higher education and international exchange are carefully examining the Proposed Rule and will submit comments to USDHS.