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Reduced Hours of Operation November 7 - 11
Nov. 1, 2022

Due to staff training our office will have reduced hours and a temporary closure during the
week of November 7th. Please see the modified hours below.
 

Monday: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m…

Winter Break Travel Updates for International Graduate Students
Dec. 9, 2021
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Written by Albert Rivera, Director

Dear International Graduate Students,

We understand that for many of you, these past several months have been your first time away from family and friends, and we know that you have been looking forward to being back home to take care of yourself, reconnect, and regroup. Some of you have been at Princeton for an…

Winter Break Travel Updates for International Undergraduate Students and Follow Up
Dec. 9, 2021
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Written by Albert Rivera, Director

To our International Undergraduate Students,

The omicron variant has introduced significant uncertainty back into global travel. While it is impossible to make a prediction about any individual country or region, international students should be advised that there is an increased possibility that they will not…

Biden administration to replace Regional COVID Travel Bans with Vaccination Requirement for All Foreign Nationals
Sept. 27, 2021

On September 20, the Biden administration announced a new policy, expected to start in November 2021, that will require foreign nationals to show proof of full COVID vaccination in order to board a flight to the United States. The requirement will be in addition to the existing COVID testing requirement for

Embassy and Consulates in India announce student visa appointments opening June 14, 2021
June 11, 2021
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Written by Tayla Burns, Deputy Director

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India held a Facebook Q&A yesterday and announced that they will be opening student visa appointments at all locations for scheduling early in the business day on June 14, 2021. The Q…

Rose Flynn named new Associate Director for International Scholars
June 1, 2021
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Written by Albert Rivera, Director

Rose Flynn has been named the new Associate Director for International Scholars, effective June 1, 2021. She joined the Davis International Center as an Immigration Specialist in 2018. Prior to her time at Princeton she supported international interns and trainees who participate in exchange programs at U.S. -based companies for several years…

Trump-Era Presidential Proclamation suspending certain Employment-based Nonimmigrant visas has expired
April 6, 2021

The June 24, 2020 Presidential Proclamation, which temporarily suspended visa issuance to nonimmigrants seeking to enter the United States in H-1B, H-2B, L-1 visa status as well as certain categories of the J-1 visa, expired on March 31, 2021.

Please be advised that

USCIS provides some flexibility due to OPT delays
March 2, 2021
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Written by Joanne Bateup Thomas, Associate Director for International Students

USCIS announced that it can…

Biden Administration revokes Trump-era Presidential Proclamations on Immigrant Visas
March 1, 2021

On February 24, 2021 President Biden revoked the Trump-era ban on certain immigrant entries (i.e. green cards) effective immediately. The proclamation does not revoke the employment-based nonimmigrant visa ban including H-1B, L-1 and J-1 visas which is scheduled to expire March 31, 2021.

Results from the International Student Remote Learning Survey January 2021
Feb. 8, 2021
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Written by Albert Rivera, Director

A survey was conducted in January 2021 to assess undergraduate international student remote learning. A summary is available here.