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23 04, 2020

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, J-1’s, H-1B’s, TN’s, etc.) are not included in the executive order.

24 03, 2020

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.

19 03, 2020

U.S. Consular and Visa Services


On March 18, 2020, travel.state.gov (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 in most countries worldwide. Embassies and consulates in these countries will cancel all routine immigrant […]

12 03, 2020

Updated U.S. travel restrictions


The U.S. announced yesterday that it is suspending entry to the U.S. for 30 days for individuals that “any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival” have been in the European countries that comprise the Schengen Area.  This restriction goes into effect starting on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:59pm eastern […]

6 03, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates


In an effort to protect members of the Carolina community and mitigate the potential effects of COVID-19 on our campus, the University has implemented new domestic and international travel restrictions.

The University has established a hotline for those who have questions about these guidelines. This information portal will be open as of 10 a.m. on […]

6 02, 2020



UNC Environment, Health and Safety has posted information regarding the Coronavirus on their website.

NAFSA: Association for International Educators has provided resources regarding travel restrictions to and from China.  This information has been provided on their website.


3 02, 2020

Presidential Proclamation: Travel Ban 4.0


On January 31, 2020, the Trump administration expanded its travel ban to include six additional countries: Burma (Myanmar), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.   This newest travel ban will become effective on February 21, 2020 but only contains restrictions on immigrant visas and will not impact the acquisition of non-immigrant visas such as F-1, […]

18 12, 2019

University Closed-Winter Break


The University will be closed from December 24, 2019 – January 1, 2020 for the winter break and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020.  If you have an emergency while the University is closed, please contact UNC Police at 919-962-8100.

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year! Have a great Winter […]

31 05, 2019

SEVIS fee increase effective June 24, 2019


On May 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to adjust fees charged by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to international students, exchange visitors and SEVP-certified schools.

The new I-901 SEVIS Fee amounts are as follows:

F-1 students: $350.00
J-1 Exchange Visitors: $220.00

This change will become effective […]

29 01, 2019

Routine Visa Services Suspended in Caracas


The U.S. Embassy in Caracas has suspended routine visa services due to the ordered departure of non-emergency personnel. Please follow the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela’s Twitter feed for the most up-to-date information on visa operations.