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Important Immigration Updates for Tulane's International Population

December 06, 2018 9:30 AM

Significant immigration changes have gone into effect recently that impact the way in which our students and scholars need to maintain their status.  To that end, OISS has created immigration status maintenance checklists.

We are sharing this information with you,our campus partners, so that you are aware of the changing immigration landscape and resources available to international students and scholars to navigate these changes.

Additionally, we also held a workshop on November 6th presented by Marco Balducci, TULAP immigration attorney, and myself covering the following topics:

  • Overview of recent immigration changes.
  • Immigration changes that are upcoming, but not yet in effect.
  • Best practices to maintain your status and prevent immigration issues.

If you would like to view a copy of the PowerPoint from the workshop, click here.

It is very important that all individuals in F/J/H/TN status understand these recent changes, and if any questions or concern arise, please contact the OISS.

STATUS MAINTENANCE CHECKLISTS BY VISA TYPES:

F-1 Student Status Maintenance Checklist:

  • Maintaining F-1 Student Status
  • Students on Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
  • Students on Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • Students on STEM OPT
  • F-2 Dependents
  • Maintaining Status While Traveling Outside the US

J-1 Student Status Maintenance Checklist:

  • Maintaining J-1 Student Status
  • Students with On-Campus Work Authorization or Authorized Pre-completion Academic training
  • Students with Authorized Post-Completion Academic Training
  • J-2 Dependents
  • Maintaining Status While Traveling Outside the US

J-1 Scholar Status Maintenance Checklist:

  • Maintaining J-1 Scholar Status
  • J-2 Dependents
  • Maintaining your Status while Traveling Outside the US

H-1B Status Maintenance Checklist:

  • Maintaining H-1B Status
  • H-4 Dependents
  • Maintaining Status while Traveling Outside the US

TN Maintenance Checklist:

  • Maintaining TN Status
  • TD Dependents
  • Maintaining Status While Traveling Outside the US

Thank you for your support and for being part of the international community here at Tulane.  We will continue to monitor any immigration policy changes and send you updates when they are available. If you have any further questions feel free to let us know.