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International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services

Learning Without Borders


International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) supports internationalization at the University of Denver by serving as a resource to students, faculty, and staff in meeting the needs of the international community on campus.

Our Mission

The mission of ISSS is to assist international students and scholars to succeed academically, personally, and professionally during their time at DU, and to provide advice and support to help them remain in legal immigration status.

Update on travel ban (october 19, 2017)

A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii blocks enforcement of the Proclamation 9645 bars on the following countries, effective October 17, 2017: Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. The Proclamation 9645 bars on North Korea and Venezuela were not included in the TRO, and remain in effect.

Resources on the recent Temporary Restraining Order:

NAFSA's Section 2(e) Entry Ban Advisory

Ogletree Deakins Travel Ban Update

U.S. and Turkey Suspend Non-immigrant Visa Services (October 9, 2017)

On October 8, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, announced that it has suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey. "Recent events have forced the United States Government to reassess the commitment of the Government of Turkey to the security of U.S. Mission facilities and personnel," the embassy said. Several hours later, in a similar statement, Turkey's embassy in Washington, D.C., announced that visas for U.S. citizens in all of its missions in the United States have been suspended.

Additional resources: 

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Turkey

Ogletree Deakins 

Please check the ISSS web site for updates as changes happen quickly or contact an ISSS advisor if you have concerns or questions.

update on executive order (SEPTEMBER 29, 2017)

On September 24, 2017, a Presidential Proclamation was issued which changes important details of Executive Order 13780 (March 6, 2017) which banned or restricted the entry into the United States of nationals of certain countries. Section 2 of this new proclamation suspends or limits entry for nationals of the following countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia.

Entry into United States with valid visa
Country Immigrant Non-Immigrant (B-1, B-2) Other Non-Immigrant
Chad Suspended Suspended Admissible
Iran Suspended Suspended Admissible (F, J, M only)
All others suspended
Libya Suspended Suspended Admissible
North Korea Suspended Suspended Suspended
Syria Suspended Suspended Suspended
Venezuela Suspended No gov't officials
or immediate families
Yemen Suspended Suspended Admissible
Somalia Suspended Suspended Admissible

NOTE:  All visa holders who are admissible are still subject to additional scrutiny and/or enhanced screening requirements.  See Sections 3 and 6 of proclamation for exceptions and waivers.

Resources on the recent updates to the Executive Order: 

Executive Order Travel Ban: NAFSA Resources

AILA: Practice Alert: DHS and DOS Implementation of Executive Order Imposing Travel and Refugee Ban

Please check the ISSS web site for updates as changes happen quickly or contact an ISSS advisor if you have concerns or questions.

Useful Websites
Additional Campus Resources

A full list of events and resources can be found on the University of Denver's Diversity & Inclusion website

U.S. Immigration Patterns Over Time: Colorado's International Student Population and Internationalization of Higher Education was a session presented during the Fourth Annual Internationalization.  The presentation provided the audience with information on immigration patterns over time and how to create a more welcoming campus climate for international students.

Health & Counseling Center provides many medical and mental health services. (phone: 303-871-2205; Ritchie Center, 2240 E. Buchtel Blvd., Suite 3N)

Employee Assistance Program provides counseling and support for all University of Denver employees.

The Student Emergency Fund provides limited emergency financial assistance to currently enrolled University of Denver students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an unexpected situation

Ombuds Office is a confidential and informal resource for any campus community member who may be experiencing difficulties navigating their time at the University. (Jenna Brown, Ombuds; phone: 303-871-4712)

Chaplain Gary Brower works with all members of the DU community on issues ranging from interfaith dialogue to spiritual care and counseling. (phone: 303-871-4488; Driscoll Student Center, South, 2050 E. Evans Ave.)

Campus Safety

Center for Multicultural Excellence

Reporting Bias Incidents, Harassment, Discrimination or Gender-based Violence at DU