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Visitors and employees holding non-immigrant status in the US should plan their holiday travel abroad carefully. Please read the in-depth holiday travel tips from the firm of Berry Appleman & Leiden. In summary: Check your passport’s validity; Check that you have a valid visa stamp; and Allow extra time for longer airport security queues. Contact the Visa Office with any travel questions before you leave the US.

On Tuesday, September 18, at 3:00pm in Curia II, Attorney Kevin Aiston will be available to answer a variety of immigration-related questions. Please submit your questions in advance to the Visa Office, or simply come to listen to what others are asking and to get a general update on the current state of immigration issues.

Have an immigration question? Please join the Visa Office for a short update on the current immigration climate followed by an interactive Q&A with attorney Kevin Aiston, on Tuesday, September 18 at 3:00 pm in Curia II. Submit your questions in advance to the Visa Office to get a more detailed response and to RSVP. This seminar will be dedicated to questions only, and any immigration question is acceptable.

If you have been a US Permanent Resident for 5+ years (or 3+ years if married to a US citizen) and are interested in US Citizenship, the Visa Office urges you to consider applying in the near future. The current immigration climate is set to get more difficult for legal residents, as there is news of tightening eligibility standards for citizenship applicants. The Visa Office is here to provide guidance and advice to those that are interested.  Please schedule a…

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….

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…