2023 New Guidelines for Student Visas

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The following material links to information from the United States Homeland Security website. It outlines student visa criteria that was updated on February 21, 2023.

International students who require a visa to study at UMass Lowell would benefit from reviewing the following information here to stay in compliance and to avoid travel or visa issues. Content specifically addresses Form I-20, “Certificate Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status” pertaining to:

  • Timeline of Travel
  •  I-901 SEVIS Fee
  • How long in advance a visa can be issued

See full information at “WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT NEW STUDENT VISA GUIDANCE” provided by U.S. Homeland Security.

By Kathy Vaillancourt
Kathy Vaillancourt Coordinator, Cooperative Education