COVID-19 Updates and Information

Immigration updates

This site provides information about immigration policy updates and what it means to our foreign students and scholars.

USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests                                                                                                       In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30 to assist applicants and petitioners

USCIS Offices Preparing to Reopen on June 4                                                                                                                                    USCIS is readying offices to reopen on or after June 4.

Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak                                                                                                                                   Proclamation from President Trump regarding the suspension of visa services for specific immigrant worker categories.

COVID-19 Delays in Extension/Change of Status Filings                                                                                                                   The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes that there are immigration-related challenges as a direct result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

USCIS Complete H1B Lottery                                                                                                                                                          USCIS has received enough electronic registrations during the initial period to reach the FY 2021 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap).

Suspension of Routine Visa Services                                                                                                                                                  In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State is temporarily suspending routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates.


Important Websites:

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services- USCIS

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State- Bureau of Consular Affairs

Department of Homeland Security- Study in the States

Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) Overview

White House Proclamations