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Office Closed 04/03/15

April 2, 2015

Just a reminder that April 3rd is a University Holiday and our office will be closed.

Tax Preparation Resources

March 18, 2015

As an international student or scholar, it is important to be aware of U.S. income tax obligations and tax filing requirements. U.S. tax laws distinguish between “residents for tax purposes” and “non-residents for tax purposes”. Most newly arrived F-1 students … Continued

Tax Resources

February 20, 2015

We have posted information regarding tax resources here. An email was sent out to all current international students and scholars at UNC-Chapel Hill regarding a sign up for the Foreign National Tax Resource (FNTR), a tax preparation software. If you … Continued

02/17 ISSS Closed

February 17, 2015

UPDATE (9:10AM): Classes are canceled and offices will be closed until 8am tomorrow (02/18) For more info:  

Class of ’38 Application Deadline Approaching!

February 13, 2015

Just a reminder that the deadline to submit your application is this coming Monday, Feb. 16th! If you are having difficulties submitting an official transcript, please submit an unofficial transcript along with your application in the drop box.

F-2 and J-2 Dependent Driver’s License Problems

February 9, 2015

Reports from the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) have indicated there is a problem issuing driver’s licenses to F-2 and J-2 dependents. The DMV has to send copies of the J-2 and F-2 documents to USCIS for secondary verification which … Continued

New J-1 Regulations

January 30, 2015

There are important changes to the regulations governing J-1 and J-2 Exchange Visitors that you need to know about in order to maintain your immigration status in the United States. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published a Final … Continued

Scam Alerts!

December 1, 2014

Warning: UNC-CH international students have reported receiving threatening telephone calls from individuals claiming to be from either USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) or the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). These calls were scams, fraudulently claiming the student or scholar owed … Continued