Resources

Documents

Paying Immigration Fees

U.S. Government Websites

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Website
(general information on U.S. Homeland Security programs and issues)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Website
 (immigration forms, regulations, "hot topics" and a wealth of other information of use to international students and scholars)

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Website
(information on the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, "SEVIS")

U.S. Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) Website

(U.S. Airport arrival and departure requirements)

Study in the States
Information on how to study in the U.S. and how to maintain your visa status.

USCBP (Customs and Border Patrol)
(general information)

U.S. Embassies and Consulates World-Wide
(comprehensive list of all U.S. embassies and consulates outside the U.S.)

U.S. Department of State Website
(important informational and regulatory resource on travel to the U.S. and to other countries)

U.S. Department of State's J Exchange Visitor Site
(complete information on the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program)

U.S. Internal Revenue Services (IRS)
(information on U.S. income taxes, tax forms, tax treaties, etc.)

U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA)
(information on eligibility and procedures for obtaining a social security card)

U.S. Visa Applications in Canada

Eligible CIP Codes for STEM OPT Extension

Credential Evaluation and Translation Services

Globe Language Services Inc.
(provides foreign language translations, "expert opinion" letters and educational credential evaluations from most educational systems of the world)

NACES, National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
(professional association for foreign educational credential evaluators; formulates and maintains ethical standards in evaluation services; provides links to member evaluation services, each of which offers credential evaluation services to foreign nationals seeking further education, professional licensure, or employment in the U.S.)

World Education Services
(converts educational credentials from any country into their U.S. equivalents. WES evaluations are widely accepted and often specifically requested by academic institutions, licensing boards, employers and government agencies throughout the U.S.)

Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA)

Evaluators have almost 400 years of collective experience in the evaluation of foreign educational credentials. Types of Evaluations: Undergraduate University Admissions, Graduate University Admissions, Professional Licensing, Teacher Certification and Employment and Immigration (H-1B Visas). All mailed evaluations are sent via USPS Priority Mail enabling the tracking of deliveries.

Information about Florida and Melbourne

FL Visitor's Guide

 

Financial Assistance for U.S Study

U.S. Network for Education Information (USNEI)

StudentScholarshipSearch.Com

Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals