UMass Lowell scales back Fall 2020 plan to minimize students, employees on campus. View the plan for more info.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) recently announced that it will temporarily suspend Premium Processing for H-1B petitions filed on or after April 3, 2017. Learn more on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website.
This will impact new international hires who need to enter the U.S. on H-1B sponsorship or are in the U.S. needing to change from a non-immigrant status to H-1B. Employees already in H-1B status, either extending H1B or transferring from one H-1B employer to another, will not be impacted.
Contact the International Students & Scholars Office by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on the internal UMass Lowell process.