The Office of International Students provides advice and assistance to students from outside the United States, particularly addressing immigration issues relating to F-1 Student Status and J-1 Exchange Visitor Student category.
The office also assists students in understanding American cultural behavior and in interpreting various bureaucratic procedural requirements, including nonresident alien taxation. Every fall, the office conducts an orientation session for international students.
All information provided is intended for prospective and current international students of the Graduate Center, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, and the School of Labor and Urban Studies at CUNY.
COVID-19 Resources for International Students
NAFSA: Association of International Educators has assembled a library of resource links to help you navigate issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19
Source: Centers for Disease Control
If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) no more than 1 day before you travel by air into the United States. If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19.
COVID Vaccine and Test Requirements for U.S. Entry
Source: NAFSA, CDC
Non-U.S. citizen, nonimmigrant individuals entering the U.S. are required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test for entry.
Individuals entering the United States at land or ferry ports of entry must show proof of full vaccination status.
- See detailed vaccine requirements for land and ferry entry
- Read DHS announcement regarding these requirements
Individuals entering the United States by air must show proof of full vaccination status and proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery. See detailed vaccine and testing requirements for air entry
COVID-19 Restrictions on U.S. Visas and Entry
NAFSA: Association of International Educators has compiled the most recent information and updates on U.S. visa and entry restrictions related to COVID-19.
Obtain and Maintain your Immigration Status
Read our step-by-step guide to filing for and maintaining your F-1 or J-1 immigration status and getting started as a Graduate Center international student. We also provide guidance on updating your personal information and managing status changes.F-1/J-1 Visa Information
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