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During this global health crisis, Columbia University and the ISSO are committed to supporting our international students and scholars. Go to the ISSO COVID-19 Hub for ISSO operations, FAQs, updates and resources.

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March 27, 2020

Tax-Filing Information

UPDATE: Federal and State Tax Deadlines Extended until July 15. Tax webinar on April 3rd.

If you were physically in the U.S. in F or J status anytime between January 1 - December 31, 2019 you will be required to send at least one form to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), even if you had no income. Although US. income tax law is complex, we provide resources and tax workshops to demystify the process and help you comply with your federal (and possibly) state tax obligations. 

March 14, 2020

Important COVID-19 Updates from the ISSO

During this global health crisis, Columbia University and the ISSO are committed to supporting our international students and scholars. The guidance on COVID-19 and how to best mitigate its impact is dynamic and fast-moving. The university’s top priority during this challenging time is the health, safety and well-being of the university community.

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March 13, 2020

Message from ISSO Director Regarding Students' Visa Status

I am writing to you regarding the maintenance of your student visa status and OPT in light of COVID-19 and the University’s decision to move to online classes. ISSO has received guidance from the government that they intend to be flexible with temporary adaptations to classes.

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