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Presidential Proclamation Bans Entry to the US for Small Number of Graduate Students and Researchers from China

May 29th, 2020 in Executive Order.

The Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Researchers from the People’s Republic of China will suspend entry to the US (effective 12pm June 1, 2020) of certain Chinese nationals seeking to enter the US with an F or J nonimmigrant visa to study or... More

Presidential Proclamation temporarily bans immigrant visa processing but does not impact nonimmigrant students and scholars

April 23rd, 2020 in Executive Order.

A new Presidential Proclamation, which takes effect at 11:59pm on April 23, 2020, bans entry to the US for 60 days for individuals seeking to enter the US permanently. This Proclamation does not place any new restrictions on entry to the US for nonimmigrant students, scholars and researchers. Furthermore, it... More

ISSO Moves to Remote Services While BU Classes Remain Online

March 16th, 2020 in Uncategorized.

The staff of the ISSO remains committed to advising and assisting our international student and scholar community during this challenging time. Given the high volume of traffic in our lobby and the need to balance everyone's health and safety during the COVID19 pandemic, we have transitioned to remote processing effective... More

Travel bans and mandatory self-quarantines imposed due to COVID19

March 15th, 2020 in Uncategorized.

Updated May 26, 2020 We urge you continue to monitor the latest information on the BU COVID19 information page and to pay special attention to all university guidance regarding travel. All nonimmigrant travel from mainland China, Iran, Brazil and 28 countries in Europe has been suspended for the 14 days preceding entry... More

Expansion to Travel Ban Announced

January 31st, 2020 in Executive Order.

President Trump announces expansion to Presidential Proclamation 9645 restricting travel to the U.S. Travel to the U.S. as an immigrant for nationals of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania will be suspended effective 12:01am February 21, 2020. These new restrictions only apply to immigrant visas and do not restrict nonimmigrant visa... More

Spring Semester Workshop Schedule for Students

January 22nd, 2020 in Academic Workshops, F-1 Students, ISSO Workshops, J-1 Students, OPT workshops.

The ISSO is pleased to announce our spring workshop schedule on topics including on-campus employment, applying for Optional Practical Training, and Interviewing in the U.S. For complete workshop dates, locations and session descriptions, see our calendar. Additional dates may be added during the semester. Please note the location of the workshop you... More

ISSO Travel Advisory – Winter 2019/2020

December 6th, 2019 in Travel Advisory.

Are you travelling outside the U.S. over Thanksgiving or Winter Intersession? November is a great time to renew your “travel signature” and avoid the long lines at ISSO! If you are planning to graduate in January of 2019, or if your I-20 or DS-2019 is expiring, then you may need to take... More

ISSO Advisory: Reminders to Students about Maintaining your F-1 Status

November 6th, 2019 in Uncategorized.

We are writing to highlight a few key pieces of information that will be useful to you in maintaining your F-1 status while you are enrolled at Boston University. A link to the ISSO webpage on maintaining your status is here While the webpage above contains more complete details of what... More

ISSO Expands Student Advising Services at BUMC 

September 17th, 2019 in Uncategorized.

ISSO is now offering mini student advising appointments every Tuesday afternoon from 12pm – 4pm at the medical campus for students registered at the Goldman School of Dental Medicine (SDM), the School of Medicine (MED) and the School and Public Health (SPH). BUMC students should call the ISSO at 617.353.3565... More

Fall 2019 ISSO student workshop schedule

September 11th, 2019 in Academic Workshops, ISSO Workshops, OPT workshops.

The ISSO is pleased to announce our Fall workshop schedule on topics including on-campus employment, applying for Optional Practical Training, and Interviewing in the U.S. For complete workshop dates, locations and session descriptions, see our calendar. Additional dates may be added during the semester. Please note the location of the workshop you... More