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.
On March 15, 2017, the U.S. District Court in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order, preventing the Government from enforcing certain provisions of the executive order that was scheduled to go into effect on March 16, 2017, including those related to visa issuance and travel to the U.S.
The Peace Corps announced that the University of Michigan ranked No. 4 among large schools on the agency’s 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 60 Wolverines currently volunteering worldwide. The University of Michigan is also a top graduate school, ranking No. 4 with 15 alumni currently volunteering.
On 3/3/17, USCIS announced that it would suspend Premium Processing for all H-1B petitions received on or after 4/3/17 for a period of up to 6 months.
On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new executive order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States." The new order revokes and replaces Executive Order 13769 that was issued on January 27, 2017. This new Executive Order includes a revised entry ban on nationals of six countries - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen – and is effective on March 16, 2017.
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.