On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13769, entitled Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals. Since then, there have been a number of changes and clarifications, as well as litigation in the court system. Please refer to this page 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.
The February 9, 2017 decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals means that the temporary restraining order (TRO) described below will remain in place. However, an appeal is still possible, and lawsuits related to
Effective December 23, 2016, the filing fees for many USCIS petitions and applications, including the fees for Form I-129 (Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker), Form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization), and Form I-539 (Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status), will increase.
Criminals pretending to be from U.S. government agencies such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) or the Michigan Department of Treasury may call you. Be careful – don’t lose your money!
Chinese nationals holding a 10-year B-1, B-2, or B-1/B-2 visitor visa must enroll in the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before traveling to the United States for business or tourism on or after November 29, 2016.
The International Center re-launched its website on Monday, October 3. The new website offers a responsive experience, meaning that the site adapts to users' devices like mobile phones and tablets, and has redesigned navigation and an updated look and feel.
F-1 students: If you have been waiting 90 days or more for a decision on your OPT application (Form I-765), you can call the National Customer Service Center (NCSC) to tell them that your OPT application is "outside regulatory processing time" and to request expedited processing.