If you plan to travel, be sure to review the travel resources provided on the International Center website for international students, scholars and employees. If you are in F or J immigration status, you should, as always, check your I-20 or DS-2019 form to see if you need a new travel signature, and request a new signature if necessary at least a week prior to departure. International students, scholars, faculty and staff may also wish to review the newly released Summer 2017 Travel Guidance, which addresses registering overseas travel, trips within the U.S., and how to handle electronic devices.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued a warning about criminals who make calls and identify themselves as “U.S. Immigration” employees in order to obtain personal information. Please review the International Center’s warning about these and other fraudulent calls. Be careful – don’t lose your money or become a victim of identity theft.
MPals is a peer-to-peer pen-pal initiative. Incoming international undergraduate students will be matched with current students at the University of Michigan. M-Pals will answer questions via email about all aspects of student life, such as: dorm-living, classes, extra-curricular clubs, banking, transportation, and more! Interested in joining M-Pals? Sign up today!
On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new executive order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States”, which revokes and replaces Executive Order 13769, issued on January 27, 2017. The new order includes a revised 90-day entry ban on nationals of six countries - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen – and is effective on March 16, 2017. Please refer to this page for clarifications as additional information becomes available, for updates on important and relevant changes, for information on how this order affects U-M’s international students, scholars, faculty and staff, and for Executive Order resources.