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Leaving the U.S. during Fall break?

  • Current F-1 students must have a signature on the second page of their I-20s less than a year old when they reenter the U.S.
  • Current J-1 students and scholars must have a signature in Section 7 of their DS2019s less than a year old when they reenter the U.S.
  • Contact your Duke Visa Advisor if you need assistance.
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News & Announcements

Fraud Alert: Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Telephone Numbers Used in Scam to Obtain Personally Identifiable Information

November 6, 2019

The Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (Ombudsman) would like to warn its stakeholders of reports that certain Department of Homeland Security (DHS) telephone numbers, including the Ombudsman’s main telephone number, have been used recently as part of a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals throughout the country. Spoofing is the deliberate falsifying of information transmitted to a caller ID display to disguise an identity.

USCIS Adjusting Premium Processing Fee

October 30, 2019

Effective December 2, 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is increasing the fee to request premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. The fee will increase from $1410 to $1440. This increase, which is done in accordance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, reflects the full amount of inflation from the implementation of the premium processing fee in June 2001 through August 2019 based on the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Update-Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J Nonimmigrants

August 14, 2019

On May 3, 2019, the U.S. District Court of North Carolina issued an injunction on USCIS policy memoranda titled, “Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonimmigrants”, issued on May 10, 2018 and August 9. 2018, respectively. Due to the nationwide preliminary injunction, USCIS is preliminarily enjoined from applying the policies in the policy memoranda to F, J, and M nonimmigrants.

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114 South Buchanan Blvd, Duke Box 90790, Durham, NC 27708