20 03, 2018

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria


Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria has been extended by the Department of Homeland Security for an additional 18 months through September 30, 2019. Information on how to re-register for TPS for Syria (deadline is May 4, 2018) and employment authorization details are available at

30 01, 2018

Customs and Border Protection to Send Notification of Status End Date to ESTA Visitors


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will now have two ways for Visa Waiver Program travelers to check the status of their stay.  There will be a new feature added to the I-94 website under the “View Compliance” tab, which will allow travelers on the Visa Waiver program to check the number of days […]

16 01, 2018

Court Orders DACA Recipients May Now Request Renewals


USCIS has resumed accepting applications to renew DACA requests. Please find more information on the website for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

15 12, 2017

3rd Annual Tarheel Winter Dinner


Please join us for the 3rd Annual Tarheel Winter Dinner, which will take place on Tuesday, December 19th at 6:00PM in Chase Dinning Hall.

You can RSVP here:

15 12, 2017

Winter Break Transportation Information


Find information about local transportation on the UNC Department of Public Safety’s website.  Also see their Facebook page.


21 11, 2017

U.S. Department of State Issues Status of Travel Ban


“In light of the Ninth Circuit’s ruling, visa applicants who are nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen and do not have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States are now subject to the applicable visa restrictions under the Presidential Proclamation. Consequently, […]

8 11, 2017

Thanksgiving Break Transportation


Getting home for Thanksgiving:  It’s as easy as pie!

Charlotte bound?
Ride with UNC students on BreakShuttle. Buy your ticket online.

Need to get to the airport?
Free shuttle from UNC to RDU Airport. Reserve your seat for P2P!

Staying in the region?
Ride the bus across the Triangle, to the Piedmont Triad, or to Chatham County.

Going across […]

7 11, 2017

Limited visa operations resume at US Consulates in Ankara and Istanbul


For more information see the US Embassy’s website.

19 10, 2017

Courts Block Some Travel Restrictions of Presidential Proclamation of September 24, 2017


As a result of the two courts’ rulings, nationals of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad are not currently restricted from applying for visa stamps to enter the United States. There is no change to the restrictions placed on nationals of North Korea and certain government officials and their family members from Venezuela. […]

9 10, 2017

U.S. Visa Services Suspended in Turkey


Effective October 9, 2017 the U.S. Government has suspended U.S. Visa Services for those applying for non-immigrant visas in Turkey due to concerns over security of U.S. Mission facilities and personnel. Non-immigrant students and scholars planning travel to Turkey will need to make plans to apply for a U.S. visa at a U.S. Consular […]