Green Cards for International Students
Would you like to have the chance to attain a green card? Apply for the 2016 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program where over five thousand green cards are given to lucky winners! Registration is between now and November 3, 2014 at 12 noon. A confirmation number will be given. Please use the link below to check your status on May 5, 2015. Registration is free.
The website is www.dvlottery.state.gov.
Application Deadline: Monday, November 3
Please Note: Nationals of the following countries are not eligible to apply: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (Except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
For more information regarding eligibility visit: http://www.dvlotteryhome.com/requirements-for-entry/.
I-94 System To Switch Over to Electronic Issuing
The Department of Homeland Security has begun their new electronic process, so the paper form (I-94 card)will no longer be needed at entry and instead all the information will be attached to an online record that the immigration officer will pull up when a student enters. However, if travelers require a copy of their I-94 (record of admission into the United States ) for any benefit application such as employment,then it can be obtained fromwww.i94/cbp
This program provides free and confidential assistance to students interested in applying adjustment of status to Permanent Residency or other non F-1 Student Status or J-1 Exchange Visitor issues such as consideration of "Deferred Action" Employment.
Important USCIS ELIS Information for International Students
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has introduced ELIS (Electronic Information System) that allows applicants to file the form I-539 online to request an immigration benefit. Applicants (international students or visitors) may use the I-539 to request the following:
- Change of status (to F-1 or another category)
- An extension of your current status (F-1 or another category)
- Reinstatement to F-1 (student) or J-1(Exchange Visitor) status
The ELIS program now allows you to file any of the requests listed above using an electronic I-539 form.When using ELIS, you will be able to create a personal account and submit additional documents to complete and file your request.USCIS has introduced this new program as part of its plan to reduce paperwork and create a faster, more efficient process.
You are not required to file your form I-539 online. Therefore, if you prefer, you may continue to use the paper format of the I-539 to file your immigration requests. USCIS will continue to accept the paper format of the I-539 until further notice. If you plan to send your request by mail, please be sure to have the ISO first review your form I-539 and supporting documents.
For more information on ELIS, please visit www.uscis.gov/uscis-elis contact Ms. Iris Aroyewun-Birchwood or Mr. Xavier Remigio in the Hunter College International Students Office.
Looking for Scholarship opportunities?
Below is a link that will take you to a series of available scholarships. Please check to see which scholarship(s) you are eligible to apply for. For more information:http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/studentservices/is/grants-a-z