Immigration News and Travel Advisories

Executive Order on Immigration

On Friday, January 27, President Trump issued an Executive Order suspending entry into the United States of immigrants and nonimmigrants from seven countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—for the next 90 days.  Since the original Executive Order, there have been multiple court rulings and revisions to the Executive Order.  For the most up-to-date guidance and critical information, please view the NAFSA’s Travel Advisory website.  Many links to various resources are also available below.

Travel Information for UIS International Students

We understand that students may have concerns about how the new U.S. presidential administration will impact immigration laws.  When traveling outside the U.S., be prepared for more questions, longer lines, and additional wait times going through customs.  Make sure that you travel with all required documents and review travel information on the ISS website prior to departure.  We are happy to discuss any concerns that you have during Walk-In Hours and provide travel advice.  Remember, the travel endorsement on your Form I-20 is good for one year for currently enrolled students and for 6 months for students on OPT.  If you need a new travel signature, you will need to bring your I-20 and passport to the ISS Office during Walk-In Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am.  We will provide you with a pink travel slip to fill out and you will be able to obtain a travel signature that same day.  Please remember to request a signature at least 2 weeks prior to your planned travel.

Additional Resources:

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Scams Targeting International Students