Active Alert: Classes canceled rest of today and tomorrow

B-ALERT:Due to forecast, all classes effective 4:30pm today Nov 25 are canceled. There will be no classes Wednesday Nov 26. Adjust travel plans accordingly.

Alert updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:50 PM

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December 2005

Transit Visas

Foreign Drivers Licenses and Driving in New York State

Latest H-1B Visa “Cap Count” for Advanced Degree Exemption

October 2005

Latest H-1B Visa “Cap Count” for Advanced Degree Exemption

U.S. State Department Issues Cable Providing New Guidance For Student Visa Interviews

September 2005

Traveling to Canada? Need a Canadian Visitor's Visa? Some Rules Have Changed

USCIS Application Filing Fees to Increase Effective October 26

Latest H-1B Visa “Cap Count” for Advanced Degree Exemption

Diversity Visa Lottery 2007 Announcement

August 2005

US Citizenship and Immigration Services Posts H-1B “Cap Count”

July 2005

U.S. Department of State Announces Results Of 2006 Diversity Visa Lottery Program

Some Statistics on Current H-1B Processing

Department of State Announces New Criteria for Visa Interviews

USCIS Announces H-1B Cap-Exempt Numbers for Fiscal Year 2005

June 2005

Important Change to U.S. Visa Policy for Chinese Students and Scholars

Department of Homeland Security Relaxes Rule for Biometric Passports
for Visa Waiver Travelers


May 2005


Visa Waiver Program for Tourists and Passport Requirements

State Department Instructs Consular Posts on Student Visa Processing

USCIS Publishes Regulation Implementing the Additional 20,000 H-1B Visas for U.S. Graduates with Master's or Higher Degrees

New H1-B Regulations To Be Published This Week


April 2005

New Passport Requirements for Citizens of Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the United States for Western Hemisphere Travel

Latest News on H1-B Visas

H-1B Visa Update: USCIS Now Accepting Petitions for Fiscal Year 2005 H-1B Employment

March 2005

USCIS Announces that Additional Visa Numbers Will Be Applied to
All Qualified H-1B Applicants


Implementation Procedures Still Not Known For New H-1B Provision for US Graduates


February 2005

State Department Issues Announcement on 2006 Diversity Visa Lottery
Just Concluded


State Department and Department of Homeland Security Announce Extensions for Certain Visa Security Clearances

US-VISIT Update: New Exit Procedures

US Embassy Officials In New Delhi, India and Beijing, China Address Student Visa Processing

Department of Homeland Security Issues New Guidance on Optional Practical Training and Travel

January 2005

U.S. Department of State Announces Change in Visa Validity for Chinese Tourist and Business Travelers

Department of State Announces Improvements in U.S. Visa Processing

New, Computer-Generated I-94 Cards Now In Use By USGovernment

Last Updated: 8/28/14