International student News from USA

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  • 15 OCT 2021

    US university terminates F-1 visa status of Chinese students

    At least 30 Chinese students have had their F-1 visa status removed because they did not submit the I-94 form (proving your legal entry into the US) to international student services within 30 days of arriving on campus at the Univeristy of Buffalo. 

  • 25 SEP 2021

    US lifts travel ban for fully-vaccinated EU and UK travellers 

    The US will re-open its borders to fully-vaccinated travellers from the UK and most EU countries from November 2021.

  • 24 SEP 2021

    Trump’s anti-immigration strategy for H-1B US visa scrapped

    A US court has ruled an end to one of Trump’s regulations which intended to make it harder for international students to obtain an H-1B US visa. This visa will return to its original rule of an 85,000 annual cap on H1-B visa applications for companies.

  • 22 SEP 2021

    US waives visa interviews for select international students

    Some international students may not need to attend a US visa interview when applying for F, M and academic J-visas. Eligible applicants must fulfil certain criteria such as first-time US visa applicants must be citizens or nationals of the 39 countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program.

  • 28 AUG 2021

    Increasing number of US universities requiring vaccinated students

    773 US campuses are asking students to get vaccinated before returning to campus. This data has been collected by the Chronicle of Higher Education and is expected to rise.

  • 12 AUG 2021

    Students seek clarity over U.S. vaccination rules

    International students planning to study in the U.S. in 2021 are seeking greater clarity on the rules surrounding vaccinations and the associated restrictions. This relates to institutions only accepting WHO and FDA approved vaccines and differences between state legislation. Calls have been made for a coherent national-level policy.