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October 2014 Newsletter Now Available!
Inside this issue: Traveling outside the US, completion dates, health insurance, OPT, working during the summer, and more!

Health Insurance Waiver Requests
The deadline for Fall 2013 Semester Waiver Requests was Sept. 20, 2013.  Waiver applications are no longer accepted for the Fall term.  For more information, visit the OIS Health Insurance Info page. 

Immigration Tips & Reminders:
  • If you are planning to travel outside the U.S., make sure your travel documents are properly prepared and endorsed (i.e., your passport, visa, and SEVIS I-20 ID (or SEVIS DS-2019)
  • If you are employed through CPT or OPT and plan to continue employment through the Fall term, make sure that your practical training authorization appears on page 3 of your SEVIS I-20 ID, or for OPT, your EAD includes the Fall months.
  • Review your "completion date." For F-1's, your I-20 ID section 5; for J-1's, your DS2019 section 3, others, check your I-94.  For our F-1 and J-1 students, if you will need more time or you are completing earlier, NOTIFY US ABOUT THIS EVENT.
  • Register full time each academic term (For a definition of full-time according to immigration, read "Maintaining Legal Status" section.
  • Complete your studies by the completion date on your I-20 or DS2019.
  • If you complete earlier than your current completion date, also notify us.
  • Always and immediately keep my office appraised of any CHANGE with your local and home country  addresses.  Such changes must be reported to OIS within 10 days.
  • Let us know when you change your degree program.
  • Do not work off-campus without authorization & Do not work on-campus more than 20 hours per week during classes in session
  • Please do not hesitate to use the above information or my office’s services to help to make your time at Fordham University as rewarding and enjoyable as possible.

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