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COVID-19 and Immigration Updates

Texas Global's International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is providng virtual advising support and facilitating immigration requests through myIO. For information about university operations, please visit the Protect Texas Together website.

ISSS Services for Students

ISSS has been receiving a high volume of emails and calls for requests of student immigration documents and advising support. We understand that many of you are concerned about upcoming immigration deadlines, and we are taking action to decrease our response times. This includes adding immediate staffing assistance and recruiting additional advisors. We are confident that the timeliness of replies to your inquiries will improve in the coming weeks.  See ISSS Processing Times to view specific information about CPT, STEM OPT, Initial I-20s for Fall 2021, and general information about email inquiries.  


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Negative COVID-19 Test Required to Enter U.S.   

Beginning Jan. 26, 2021, all passengers entering the U.S. by air must provide a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flight, as required by the CDC

Passengers are required to get a test within three days of their departure. Written documentation of the negative test result must be provided to the airline before boarding, or the airline will not allow you to board. If you have previously been infected with COVID-19, but are no longer contagious, you can provide documentation of your recovery in place of a negative test result.

Upon arrival to the U.S., the CDC recommends that passengers get tested again 3-5 days after arrival and stay home for at least one week.

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FAQs for New International Students

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FAQs for Currently Enrolled International Students

Curricular/Optional Practical Training Concerns

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FAQs for Student on Post Completion OPT/STEM OPT Extension

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FAQs for International Scholars, Faculty, and Staff

Current Scholars, Faculty, and Staff

New Incoming Scholars, Faculty, and Staff

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