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
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This page was originally posted on March 27, 2020. Last updated on March 27. Due to the rapidly evolving situation, this information is subject to change. We know this is a difficult time for all international students. Per the message sent out on March … Continued
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.
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 … Continued
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. … Continued
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 … Continued
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.
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued