TIPS: May 17, 2006.


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Stanford issues 1-20/DS-2019. US Visa Application (could change from 3 weeks to 6 months) ... accept obligation to keep up legitimate movement status at status at all times ...
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TIPS: May 17, 2006 Visa and Immigration Related Issues John Pearson Bechtel International Center icenter.stanford.edu

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Some freebees Fall 2005 understudy details Some information correlations What we need to answer to SEVIS Advice to understudies on staying in status

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Overview of Last Year\'s Meeting What visas we work with F-1 (worldwide understudy visa) J-1 (global researcher/understudy visa) H-1(temporary laborer visa) Permanent Residence (PR or "green card") Family visas F-2 J-2 H-4 Visa Issues Entering the U.S. 60 Plus Federal Regulations went since September 11, 2001 Social Security Issues SEVIS Reporting

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S e n d S e n d S e n d S e n d s I - 2 0 o r a p l i c - a c e p t - e n r o l - D s - 2 0 1 9 a t i o n a n c e m e n t I n t e r n an a t i o n an a l P e n S t u d e n t P e n S t u d e n t P e n S t u d e n t P e n S t u d e n t S t u d e n t C o n f i r m . d e p o s i t A p l i e s f o r v i s an I s u e s R e p o r t S t u d e n t V i s a c h a n g e s U S E m b a s y/U S E m b a s y/r e g i s t e r s i n s t a t u s U S A P e n I N S U S A P e n I N S C o n s u l a t e C o n s u l a t e f o r c l a s e s u S t u d e n t e n t e r s Our World Before 9/11 Requirements: Application and Acceptance at Stanford issues 1-20/DS-2019 US Visa Application (could differ from 3 weeks to 6 months) Entry to USA Begin classes at Stanford T H E P R E - S E V I S Y S T E M T H E P R E - S E V I S Y S T E M Stanford i n g p a p e r f o r m s

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Our World After 9/11 SEVIS builds workload Navigating two branches of government Technical troubles of national SEVIS database SEVIS expense Visa process (arrangement delays, security screening) Stanford prints I-20/DS 2019 and sends I20/DS2019 issued SU SEVIS Benefits Accurate information on universal understudies SU

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Federal Regulatory Changes As of 9/11, there have been almost 60 proposed or actualized directions and strategies that influence worldwide understudies and researchers including: The Patriot Act (SEVIS) State Department Cables on confirmation of outside understudies Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act Homeland Security Act Special Registration of nationals of chose nations Changes to qualification necessities for F-1 understudies to apply for Social Security Numbers Changes to the way toward applying for lasting work applications for staff and scientists New changes as of now in Congress

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How can I-Center agree to changing Federal Regulations? Normal and continuous interchanges with Department of Homeland Security Department of State Social Security Administration Congressional workplaces District, nearby and national movement workplaces Government relations and Office of General Counsel on grounds NAFSA and other companion associations/partners around the nation

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I-Center Service Goals Ensure we do whatever we can to keep global understudies and researchers in lawful migration status Enable universal understudies/researchers and their families accept accountability to keep up legitimate movement status at status at all times Provide understudy/researcher administrations in an effective, proactive, and convenient way Provide schools/offices auspicious and proficient administrations and occasional overhauls of changing controls Promote worldwide open doors all through the Stanford people group

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What Has Changed? SEVIS Number of alarms: From September 1 2005-May 5, 2006 : 13,208 or approx. 1600 alarms for each month. Whether the understudy selects, or neglects to enlist Change of name or address Academic program and changes to the system Graduation before end date on I-20 Academic or disciplinary activities because of criminal conviction Whether the understudy drops beneath a full course of study without college approval Termination date and reason Employment approval - pre and post finishing Information of any understudy who neglects to keep up status or complete program Quarterly enlistment affirmation on 2800 F-1 understudies Number of people in SEVIS: As of Monday May 8, Stanford had 3223 F-1 records in SEVIS (dynamic and introductory) and 479 wards. Stanford likewise had 2117 dynamic J understudies, researchers and wards. All out : 5819 Number of 1-20s terminating in June: 531 Students with 1-20s lapsing in next 45 days Internal Audit of SEVIS Consequence of Error The need for expert informing The obligation concerning the person to keep up their own particular status The survey of information by various government organizations both in the present and later on

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What has changed? Visa Issues 120 day window to apply before system begin date J-1 Professors and Research Scholars 5 Year Rule - yet… … . Visa Condor Visa Mantis Overview of the procedure DOS links for understudies/researchers and outsider expectation Security Checks. http://www.uscis.gov/design/publicaffairs/pachron.htm for data on security checks

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What has changed? Administration Centers Bi-specialization Old programming

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What has changed Permanent Employment Visas PERM: Program Electronic Review Management Visa Regression

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Most Common Way to Get an Employment-Based Green Card Adjustment of Status in US (USCIS) Labor Certification (DOL) I-140 Immigrant Visa Petition (USCIS) Consular Processing Overseas (DOS)

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What has changed? Congressional and Administration Interest Real ID Act May 2005 H.R. 4437 December 2005 President\'s Meeting January 2006 Senate Interest

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So how is Bechtel reacting? New and awesome staff Responsibility for evacuating of F-1 enlistment holds Slow Move to paperless More formal arrangement frameworks More studies and investigation of information Move to utilizing Peoplesoft/PASS for J-1 More data sessions around grounds Ongoing survey of Web website

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