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TRAVEL REMINDERS FOR F-1 STUDENTS AND F-2 DEPENDENTS (MAY 31, 2017)

If you will be travelling outside of the US during the summer, please remember the following:

1. Check the expiration date on your visa prior to travel. In order to return to the United States you will have to have a valid F visa in your passport*. If your visa has expired, or will expire when you are abroad, you need to make arrangements to renew your visa prior to your return to the US. This is best done in your home country. You can find instructions for renewing your US visa on the website of the US Embassy or US Consulate nearest your home.

2. Check that your passport will be valid for more than six months. Your passport must be valid for at least six months to qualify for entry into the US. If your passport will expire in less than six months, you need to renew your passport. You can usually do that either while you are in the United States, or when you return to your home country. For instructions on how to renew your passport while you are in the US, please consult the website of the embassy of your country in the United States.

3. Check your I-20. You will need to present your original, valid, signed, I-20 with your passport and visa when you apply for reentry into the US. If your I-20 will expire prior to your return, you will need to get a program extension PRIOR to your travel. You also need to check your I-20 to verify that the travel signature will be valid when you return. Travel signatures are valid for one year or until the program end date with the exception of students on OPT whose travel signature is valid for only six months.

If you have further questions, please consult an ISSS advisor (https://www.du.edu/isss/advising.html).

*An exception may exist if your travel is ONLY in North America and the Caribbean. Please see the ISSS travel web page for more information https://www.du.edu/isss/visa-immigration/travel.html.

All DU international students, faculty, and staff traveling for University-related academic and business activities abroad (including home country) are required to register their travel in DU Passport at least two weeks prior to departure. https://www.du.edu/risk/international_travel/.

Canadian Immigration Presentation (March 27, 2017)

Representatives from the Consulate General of Canada, Los Angeles visited the International House to present information about immigration, refugees and citizenship in Canada. Please see the link below for the presentation shown during their visit. 

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship in Canada

NOTE TO STUDENTS (MARCH 17, 2017)

Two temporary restraining orders were issued in U.S. District Courts this week to stop implementation of key parts of an Executive Order issued 03/06/2017 which was scheduled to take effect on 03/16/2017. Temporarily stopped are:

• Section 2: the 90-day suspension of entry to the U.S. by nationals of Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen; and
• Section 6: the 120-day suspension of entry to the U.S. by refugees.

As a result the U.S. Department of State announced that U.S. embassies and consulates will continue to process visas for nationals of the six countries.

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

Note to students (January 30, 2017)

Due of the issuance of President Trump's Executive Order regarding travel and refugees, which International Student & Scholar Services learned about late in the day on January 27, 2017, we are advising student and scholar nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen not to travel outside the US for 90 days until we can be clear about what inspection processes Customs & Border Patrol are following.

The situation is changing rapidly and we will inform as we learn new information. At this time we know of no DU students, faculty or staff who went through the secondary process over the weekend whether at DIA or elsewhere. If you have other information, please contact ISSS.

Please note that all benefits processing for students and scholars by USCIS including pending OPTs, extensions, change of status has not changed at this time.

Please know that we are available to meet with you to hear about any concerns you may have. I House is a safe space where respectful dialogue is encouraged. If you should be feeling anxious or unsafe we are here to listen, to support you and to provide you with additional resources both on and off-campus.

International Student & Scholar Services values all DU students and we are available for daily advising and appointments. Our availability is posted on our website: https://www.du.edu/isss/advising.

The official travel advisory from the University of Denver

We will keep you updated as information becomes available and can be verified. Please check our website as well for these postings.