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Leaving the U.S. during Spring 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

USCIS Policy Alert Reiterates That Marijuana Use Has Immigration Consequences Regardless of State Law

April 30, 2019

Since 1996, a number of states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to decriminalize the cultivation, possession, distribution, and use of both medical and non-medical (recreational) marijuana in their respective jurisdictions. However, federal law classifies marijuana as a “Schedule I” controlled substance whose manufacture, cultivation, possession, or distribution may lead to criminal and immigration consequences.

Fraud Alert: DHS Telephone Numbers Used in Scam to Obtain Personally Identifiable Information and Extort Money from Victims

March 14, 2019

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is issuing this fraud alert to warn citizens of reports that DHS telephone numbers 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 to Publish Revised Form I-539 and New Form I-539A on March 8

March 14, 2019

Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant used for changing to H-4 and other nonimmigrant visa categories inside the U.S. has been revised.

Starting March 22, 2019, only the 2/4/2019 edition of the form will be accepted. Also note there is a new Form I-539A Supplemental Information form and an additional biometric services fee of $85 per applicant and dependent.

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