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Fall 2021 Updates for International Students

UNC-Chapel Hill will return to normal operations and in-person instruction for the fall 2021 semester. This means that international students in F-1 status must arrive in the United States on or before the program start date as listed on the Form I-20. … Continued

Update on Immigration Executive Order/Presidential Proclamation of April 22, 2020

On April 22, 2020, an Executive Order/Proclamation was signed which provides for a 60-day suspension of new immigrant (permanent resident) entry to the US.  This does not impact current permanent residents already in the US. Also, Non-immigrant visa holders (F-1’s, … Continued

USCIS Suspends Premium Processing

On Friday, March 20, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, effective March 20, 2020, USCIS will be temporarily suspending premium processing services and will no longer be accepting new premium processing requests due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Consular and Visa Services

On March 18, 2020, (U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Visa Office) posted the following news alert: “In response to worldwide challenges related to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Department of State is suspending routine visa services … Continued

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