2020 - 2021 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Find answers to frequently asked immigration-related questions for 2020-2021. These are for current students, scholars and those arriving in spring 2021 and beyond. We review this information weekly and update as needed.
ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is alerting the public to an active scam campaign targeting international students. Individuals are impersonating ICE Agents and specifically targeting international students who have valid status. Read more.
Columbia University submitted a comment letter in strong opposition to the Department of Homeland Security’s (Department) proposed rule, “Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign Information Media". Read the letter here.
UPDATE: Judge Blocks USCIS Fee Increases
On September 29, 2020, a federal judge blocked the implementation of USCIS fee increases that were to take effect on October 2, 2020. Current fees remain in place until further legal action on this case. Read more.