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2010 OISS Newsletters

 

2010 Newsletters

January
2010

  •  No Newsletters Issued

February
2010

  • International Warrior: Winter Office Hours; Winter 2010 Advising Hours; Income Tax Workshops; Full Time Enrollment Requirement; Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop; Are you Graduating in May? Apply for OPT Now!; OPT Reporting Form & OPT Card; Change of Address; World Affairs Council of Detroit - Great Decision Series

    Question of the Month:
    Do I have to get an I-9 clearance every semester as an international student?
     
  • OISScholar: What You Need to Know about the New DOL Prevailing Wage Process; New Scholar Orientation; Premium Processing; OISS Programs for Scholars for the year 2010; J-1 Intern Category; Health Insurance Contact
    Important Visa Information; Important PR (Permanent Residency) Information
    USCIS Site Visits; Fiscal 2011 H-1B Cap Filling Starts April 1st

March
2010

  •  No Newsletters Issued

April
2010

  • OISS News: International Student and Scholar Network; What You Need to Know about the New DOL Prevailing Wage Process; Premium Processing for H-1B; New Scholar Orientation; J-1 Intern Category; OISS Programs for Scholars 2010; Important Visa Information; Important PR Information; USCIS Site Visits; CDC Paintball Trip; DOS Proposes Increase in Passport Fees; F-1 Ph.D Students with GRA/GTA/GSA;

    Question of the Month:
    Do I need special authorization from OISS to take less than full time credits during spring/summer if I am a continuing student at WSU?

May
2010

  • OISS News: Congratulations to All 2010 Graduates!; WSU International Education Success Stories; OISS Learning Community Update; Spring/Summer Office Hours; Change of Address; Departure Form Requirements for Graduates; Personal Safety; Did You Drop a Class?; OISS Peer Ambassador Program; What You Need to Know About the New DOL Prevailing Wage Process; USCIS Site Visits; Important Permanent Residency Information; DOL Commences Backlog Reduction Program in Program Electronic Review Management Process; ICE Begins New Round of I-9 Audits; DOS Proposes Increase in Passport Fees; F-1 Doctoral Students with GRA/GTA/GSA; Online Non-Immigrant Visa Application DS-160

    Question of the Month:
    I am planning to travel outside of the US for summer vacation. What documents will I need to reenter?
     

June
2010

  • OISS News: OPT Approval Notice; Few H-1B Petitions Filed So Far; Want To Be a Peer Ambassador?; Summer 2010 Travel Memo; Recent PERM Denials; Non-immigrant Visa and Border Crossing Card Processing Fees Increased June 4; What You Need to Know About the New DOL Prevailing Wage Process; USCIS Site Visits; J-1 Intern Category; ICE Begins New Round of I-9 Audits; DOS Proposes Increase in Passport Fees; F-1 Doctoral Students with GRA/GTA/GSA; Government Agency Links

    Question of the Month:
    Spring/Summer will be my last semester at WSU and I am taking a reduced course load that is below the required full time course load, do I need to fill out an OISS Exception to Full-time Enrollment form?

July
2010

  • OISS News: Spring/Summer Office Hours; Change of Address; Career Planning Courses; Recommended for OPT?; On-Line Courses; Concurrent Enrollment; Want To Be a Peer Ambassador?; International Student Welcome Package Dontaion Drive; DHS Outlines Best Hiring Practices for Employers; New Immigrant Visa Fees; Increased U.S. Passport Application Fees; Non-immigrant Visa and Border Crossing Card Processing Fees; On-line Nonimmigrany Visa Application; Important Visa Information; Basic Documents Required for Travel; Recent PERM Denials; What You Need to Know About the New DOL Prevailing Wage Process; USCIS Site Visits; J-1 Intern Category; F-1 Doctoral Students with GRA/GTA/GSA

    Question of the Month:
    I am going home for a month or so. Will that be enough time to get a new visa? If so, what kind of paperwork do I need to prepare?

August
2010

  • OISS Student News: Get Ready for Global Festival 2010; International Education Week; Change of Address; Career Planning Courses; No More Forms In The OISS Office; Part-Time I-20

    Question of the Month:
    I am a new F-1 student. Last Sunday, I entered the U.S. for the first time through Detroit Metro Airport. This morning I noticed that my I-94 card is valid untill "Dec. 31, 2011." Will this be a problem since my I-20 and my F-1 visa are valid untiil December 31, 2015?
     
  • OISS News:Get Ready for Global Festival 2010; International Education Week;  Career Planning Courses; TSA Secure Flight Program; U.S. Embassy and Consulates General In China Liberalize Interview Appointment Policy And Opens On Saturdays To Accommodate Chinese Travelers To The U.S.; Increased U.S. Passport Application Fees; Important Visa Information; DOS Implements Changes to Biometric Requirements for Visa Application; Summer 2010 Travel Memo; Basic Documents Required for Travel (and re-entry to the U.S.); Change in New Scholar Orientation Time; J-1 Intern Category; DOS Releases July 2010 Visa Bulletin; August Priority Date Cut-offs;
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 September
2010

  • OISS Student News: Helping Pakistan; Get Ready for Global Festival 2010; International Education Week; Fall Office Hours; Change of Address; No More Forms in OISS

    Question of the Month:
    Can I travel during my OPT?
     
  • OISS News: Helping Pakistan; Get Ready for Global Festival 2010; International Education Week; New Fee for Visa Waiver Program Travelers Starts September 8, 2010; State Department Finalizes Rules on J-1 Internships and Training Programs; Important Visa Information; New Scholar Orientation Time; Priority Dates Will Advance for Most Employment-Based Preference Categories in September; Important Permanent Residency (PR) Information

October
2010

  • OISS Student News: Fall Office Hours; Are You Thinking About Dropping a Class? WAIT!!!!!; Are You Graduating in December? Apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) Now; Important information on Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for F-1 Students; International Education Week, November 15 - 19, 2010, Get Involved & Submit a Proposal!!

    Question of the Month:
    Do I need to get a new CPT approval if I change my level from PhD to Masters?
     
  • OISS News: Call for Proposals, International Education Week; Health Insurance; Important information for Colleges / Departments on Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for F-1 Students; USCIS Reminds B-1/B-2 Visitors that They Cannot Enroll in Classes Prior to their F-1 Change of Status Application Being Approved; New USCIS Fees Will Take Effect in November; New Fees for Employment-Based Filings; Premium Processing Fee Increase; New Scholar Orientation Time; Priority Dates Will Advance for Most Employment-Based Preference Categories in September; Important Permanent Residency (PR) Information

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November
2011

  • OISS Student News: Get Ready For International Education Week; Student Organizations and Volunteers Needed for the Cultural and Global Fashion Show; Reminder to Canadian Citizens; Special Note to Part-Time Commuting Canadians; Are You Graduating in December? Apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) Now; Great Decisions Series; Thanksgiving Holiday

    Question of the Month:
    I will travel to Miami, Florida in a few weeks. Do I need to get a travel signature on my I-20 from OISS
     
  • OISS News: Get Ready For International Education Week; Important Health Insurance Information; Employers See Delays in H-1B Petition Processing; New USCIS Fees Will Take Effect in November; New Fees for Employment-Based Filings; New Scholar Orientation Time; Fiscal Year 2011 Visa Numbers; Sponsoring Permanent Residency (PR) for Faculty / Professor; NSC Processing Times Increase for EAD and Advance Parole Applications; USCIS Reminds B-1/B-2 Visitors that They Cannot Enroll in Classes Prior to their F-1 Change of Status Application Being Approved

December
2010

  • OISS Student News: University Closure; Departure Form Requirements for Graduates; Safety Tips; Visit OISS Prior to Traveling; Great Decisions Series; Noel Night; Third Thursdays in Midtown; Things to do During the Holiday Break

    Question of the Month:
    I am planning to travel outside of the U.S. for the holiday break, what documents will I need to reenter?
     
  • OISS News: Important Health Insurance Information; OISS Learning Community; Delays in H-1B Petition Processing; New USCIS Fees Now in Effect; New Fees for Employment-Based Filings; Important New USCIS Regulations for H-1B and Other Categories; Reminder to Departments about H-1B Termination; New Scholar Orientation Time; Fiscal Year 2011 Visa Numbers Available for December 2010; Sponsoring Permanent Residency (PR) for Faculty / Professor; Changing from EB-2 to EB-1