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State Department technical problems causing visa delays

June 17, 2015 —The Bureau of Consular Affairs is experiencing technical problems with its overseas visa systems, which has caused delays in printing visas and the rescheduling of some visa interviews. The issue is not specific to any particular c...

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Premium processing for H-1B extensions suspended until July 27

May 21, 2015—US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this week that they will suspend premium processing for H-1B extensions from May 26 through July 27. ...

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Fall 2015 Orientation

International students admitted for the fall 2015 semester are required to check-in at Florida Tech on Monday, August 10, 2015  You will find very helpful information in the ISSS Orientation page...

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FAQ on the Cap-Gap for F-1 Students Finishing OPT

Q&A regarding F-1 students on OPT and H-1B Cap-Gap Eligibility

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Beware of Immigration Scams

Information from USCIS on avoiding immigration sca...

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Off-Campus Employment Workshops

If you plan to apply for OPT or CPT, you are required to attend an off campus employment workshop prior to applying. Due to limited space, you must sign up for a workshop prior to attending. Please use the registration link on the follow...

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J-1 Exchange Visitor Regulation Changes

The U.S. Department of State recently published significant changes to the J Exchange Visitor regulations with the intention of better protecting program participants. These changes go into effect as of January 5, 2015. Of particular ...

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Study in the States

As an international student studying in the United States,  this important resource published by the Department of Homeland Security contains videos and blogs, an interactive glossary of terms that you should familiarize yourself with, an “A...

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Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record

Foreign visitors to the U.S. arriving via air or sea no longer need to complete paper Customs and Border Protection Form I-94 or I-94W. Those who need to prove their legal-visitor status—to employers, schools/universities or government agencies&m...

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Updating your Address

F-1 students must update their address within 10 days of any move. Please see the instructions below.   If you are enrolled in classes at Florida Tech:     Log int...

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