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For the latest Immigration Alerts

Please read our Immigration Updates blog. A feed of the latest entries is below. Please click on the headings to read the full text.

If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact the International Students & Scholars Office during our advising hours.

All non-immigrants on a UMass Lowell sponsored F-1, J-1, H-1B, O-1 or TN status may check the Maintenance of Status page for more information.

Immigration Updates Blog

  • We are writing to you to inform you of a new SEVIS action. The functionality has been on SEVIS for years, but was never activated. As you know, F-1 Post-OPT students have a TOTAL of 90 days of unemployment time …
  • On Sept. 6, 2018, the CIS Ombudsman (CISOMB)1 held a stakeholder teleconference to discuss the USCIS “Issuance of Certain RFEs and NOIDs” policy memorandum (PM) that was issued on July 13, 2018. USCIS representatives provided an overview of the memorandum …
  • F-1 students who have an H-1B petition that remains pending on Oct. 1, 2018, risk accruing unlawful presence if they continue to work on or after Oct. 1 (unless otherwise authorized to continue employment), as their “cap-gap” work authorization is …
  • All non-immigrants must have a valid status at all times while in the U.S. or else they may start to accrue “unlawful presence.”  Accumulation of 180 days of unlawful presence could result in a three-year, re-entry bar to the U.S.  Accumulation of 365+ …