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Office of International Students

Office for International Services
Mr. Salvatore C. Longarino, Director
Rose Hill Campus: 441 East Fordham Rd. Bldg 540
(718) 817-3145
Lincoln Center Campus: 33 West 60th Street, Room 306
(212) 636-6270

The Office for International Services issues the certificates of eligibility needed to obtain a U.S. entry visa to students and exchange visitors from abroad. Serving as a resource center for international students and scholars, the office facilitates adjustment to life in the United States through orientation and assistance with immigration matters, such as employment and travel authorization. Personal advisement, information on health insurance, social security cards, and banking are provided.  The office provides access to programs promoting cross-cultural and international awareness in the New York City area.

Federal regulations and Fordham University require that individuals in F and J status have health insurance. All students will be automatically enrolled in Fordham’s health insurance plan and charged for health insurance each semester when they register. Students may waive Fordham’s policy by bringing a copy of their policy (in English) and insurance card to the office upon arrival/check in. The policy must reflect amounts in U.S. dollars and meet the following minimum requirements:
  • $100,000 in coverage per accident or illness
  • $10,000 in coverage for medical evacuation to your home country
  • $7,500 in coverage for repatriation of remains in the event of death
  • A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness
Students who are eligible to waive Fordham’s policy must remember to submit a new waiver every September that they are enrolled at Fordham. To find out more about the plan, or to get a brochure, please visit our website.

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