Welcome International Students and Scholars

Please disregard our previous email message (subject lines: F visa discontinued student status at UMass Amherst AND  J visa discontinued student status at UMass Amherst.) sent to you on 1/19/2015.   Your SEVIS record nor your student status at UMass Amherst are impacted at all.  The email was sent due to a data/technical issue on our part.  Thank you for your patience and we sincerely apologize for this confusion.  
Please contact our office if you have further questions and thanks again for your patience.

Spring 2015 Events and Trips are posted. Check them out!

Executive Actions on Immigration: "On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation." Read more here.

Department of State on new Chinese visa policy: Besides the significant convenience of not needing to schedule multiple US consular appointments whenever traveling home after a 12-month visa expires, this new policy will now minimize and substantially reduce the numerous delays Chinese students and scholars encounter as a result of random background security checks during the U.S. consular process (also known as “administrative processing”). Read more here.

University Health Services: About Ebola