Columbia University, continuing its tradition as a preeminent world center of learning, hosts more than 14,000 international students, faculty, researchers and visiting scholars from over 150 countries plus family members who accompany them.
Fraudulent emails and phone calls are a huge problem, and we all need to be vigilant in recognizing them and avoid giving up personal information--and our money! Please refer to the following information to help identify scams and phishing and how to report them to the proper authorities.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued an important USCIS policy memorandum, effective September 11, 2018. As of the 11th, USCIS can deny an application or petition immediately at its discretion without allowing the applicant or petitioner the opportunity to submit additional evidence when the initial documentation provided was not deemed sufficient for approval. Read more.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated their policy, effective August 9, 2018, on how "unlawful presence" is accrued by international students and scholars in F and J visa classifications. A period of time in unlawful presence has serious consequences and can affect your eligibility to remain in or return to the United States.