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Fall 2021 Updates for International Students

June 15, 2021

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

USCIS Suspends Premium Processing

March 24, 2020

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

March 19, 2020

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

ISSS Update

March 13, 2020

University leaders extended Spring Break through Sunday March 22, 2020 and remote instruction of classes will begin the week of March 23, 2020.  The University, including ISSS, will remain open and operational during this time. Starting on Monday, March 16th, … Continued

Updated U.S. travel restrictions

March 12, 2020

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

Tax Session on March 16th CANCELED

March 11, 2020

Dear International Students & Scholars, Per the guidance from the University sent to the campus community on Wednesday, March 11th, all campus events for more than 50 attendees have been canceled as of that date. For this reason the upcoming … Continued

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

March 6, 2020

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


March 6, 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.  

2/20 Post-Graduation Employment Workshop CANCELED

February 20, 2020

This afternoon’s session of the Post-Graduation Employment Workshop has been canceled based on the adverse weather condition announcement from the university. We will reschedule for a later date. To stay up to date with the weather conditions, please find information … Continued