International Student and Scholar Services

U.S. Department of State Issues Global Level 4 Health Advisory

Please be advised, effective March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory recommending that people cease international travel.  Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice.  If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe.

ISSS COVID-19 Response and Resources

Due to COVID-19, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services will be temporarily unavailable for in-person services.  All advising will now be provided remotely during standard advising times.  Should you need to speak with an advisor, please call the ISSS at 607-777-2510 between 10:00am-11:45am on Monday and Tuesday, or between 1:30pm-3:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday.  Document pick-up and in-person services (i.e. travel signatures) have been temporarily suspended; however, we will continue to monitor the email, as normal.  Should you have an urgent need for an in-person service, please send an email, including your name and B-number. 

Please be aware of the following topic-based email addresses:

Visit our ISSS Frequently Asked Questions page for more details.

Address Updates

Please keep in mind that international students must continue to provide up-to-date address information.  This can be done by completing the US Residential Address Update e-form (found under “Administrative Services” on the iSSS BU Services Home Page). 


Should you choose to withdraw from the Spring 2020 semester and depart the U.S., please complete the ISSS Departure Form (found under “General Forms” on the iSSS BU Services Home Page).

We appreciate your patience as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation.  For continued coronavirus updates, please monitor Binghamton University’s website.

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