international visitor

If you are an F-1 student currently working pursuant to the initial OPT work authorization, the Visa Office would like to remind you that you must apply for the STEM OPT extension within the last 90 days of your initial OPT validity. Extension requests will NOT be accepted during the 60-day grace period after the initial OPT expires. Please remember to contact the Visa Office early in your extension process to complete the required Form I-983. Please also keep in…

Per recent events and experiences, the Visa Office would like to advise that our current government administration appears to be applying more stringent background checks and stricter regulation interpretation. Also, due to peak travel season there are longer wait times for consular visa interview appointments, and longer visa processing times. Keeping these factors in mind, the Visa Office advises that anyone inviting an international visitor to the lab should plan ahead and complete all internal processes as soon as possible….

Visa Office is glad to assist the German Academic Exchange Service to distribute their invitation to participate in a worldwide study on research stays abroad (survey will remain open until June 1, 2018): Why are doctoral students (Dr or PhD) and postdocs interested in conducting research abroad? What information needs do they have when going abroad? The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and “Research in Germany” are conducting a worldwide online survey to answer these questions. Are you currently pursuing…

Are you an international employee or visitor? If so, you may be mystified by the US tax laws (don’t worry, so are we!). The Visa Office cannot provide tax advice, but we do want to help you navigate the US tax system. This is Part 4 of our four part series on Tips for International Taxpayer (Parts 1, 2, and 3 are now on our website). For the last part of our series, we wanted to announce that we still have several Glacier Tax…

Are you interested in becoming a US Citizen? Even if your eligibility is several years away, you might find this presentation very informative. Attorney Kevin Aiston from Fragomen, the largest immigration law firm in the world, will be at Curia II, March 8 at 1pm, to talk about how to qualify and apply for US Citizenship. Please RSVP to the Visa Office.

Are you an international employee or visitor? If so, you may be mystified by the US tax laws (don’t worry, so are we!). The Visa Office cannot provide tax advice, but we do want to help you navigate the US tax system. This is Part 3 of our four part series on Tips for International Taxpayer (Parts 1 and 2 are now on our website). Today we wanted to share another resource with you – Tax Tips for Resident and Non-Resident Aliens which…

Are you an international employee or visitor? If so, you may be mystified by the US tax laws (don’t worry, so are we!). The Visa Office cannot provide tax advice, but we do want to help you navigate the US tax system. This is Part 2 of our four part series on Tips for International Taxpayer (Part 1 is now on our website). Today, we wanted to share with you two services offered by the IRS free of charge. Volunteer Income…

Are you an international employee or visitor? If so, you may be mystified by the US tax laws (don’t worry, so are we!). The Visa Office cannot provide tax advice, but we do want to help you navigate the US tax system. In the next month, we will provide you with tips on where to look for relevant tax preparation information. Today, we wanted to share with you the only reliable source of tax information – the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS…

Fermilab Global Services announces a free legal clinic: Private attorneys from Chicago’s top law firms will join with the National Immigrant Justice Center to complete and file applications for qualified individuals to RENEW their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Registration must be completed by Monday, May 15, 2017. Register for this clinic. Durante este taller legal gratis, abogados de las mejores firmas en Chicago apoyarán a El Centro Nacional de Justicia para Inmigrantes (NIJC) a confirmar su elegibilidad, completar…