Immigration: Documents Passport – Your identity document
Immigration: Documents Visa: Your travel document needed for entry into U.S.
Immigration: Documents I-94 Card: Your proof of legal U.S. immigration status
Immigration: Documents Form DS-2019 (J-1 Students): Your proof of academic program and length of stay
Immigration: Rules Keep Immigration documents current at all times • Passport • Visa (important only if travel outside U.S. & want to return) • I-94 – don’t lose • DS-2019
Immigration: Travel • Carry valid documents when you travel, even within U.S. • Be aware of visa expiration dates • Travel during grace period
Immigration: Responsibility You are responsible for maintaining & understanding your Immigration status in the U.S. • D/S- Duration of status & 30 day grace period
Immigration: Work • On-Campus employment up to 20 hours a week
Immigration: Planning With proper planning, immigration should not get in the way of your life.
The Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS): Your official record with the government Government database Owned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Used to track who is studying what where Should be kept up to date Immigration: Reporting
What must CUA report on you? Your arrival at CUA Your enrollment Changes in address Changes in majors or courses of study Authorizations for reduced course loads Authorizations for work Failure to maintain status, including unauthorized employment Immigration: Reporting
Immigration requirements: Be continuously enrolled Carry a full “course” load Academics: Enrollment Requirements
Your CGE Contacts • Ms. Ella Sweigert, Director, CUAbroad • firstname.lastname@example.org -202-319-6010 • Ms. Gudrun Kendon, Associate Director, ISSS • email@example.com – 202-319-5618