Students consider taking legal action

USCIS have reported delays for processing receipt notices at the Dallas Lockbox facility in Texas (where OPT applications are delivered), which it says are due “to ongoing coronavirus-related impacts and a recent increase in requests for immigration benefits”. “Many students have reported severe chest pain, sleepless nights, depression” In an online petition students said that […]

New Zealand to reopen to 1,000 int’l students from April

Approved students will be allowed to return to New Zealand in stages from April 2021 as part of the government’s recovery plan for international education. “This border exception delivers on a part of the recovery plan for international education” “The students will...

Students snubbed as Australia limits international arrivals

The shock announcement came after an emergency National Cabinet Meeting with federal and state leaders was called to deal with the Covid-19 crisis, and signals a change in direction for several states which had previously vowed to make international student returns a...

DfE tells int’l students to delay coming to the UK

Universities and schools were hoping to welcome international students onto campuses for the Spring term, but have had to stop face-to-face teaching for the vast majority because of lockdown measures.  “Our advice for international students… is to consider whether...

Taiwan, Japan issue new border restrictions for students

In Taiwan, Alien Resident Certificate holders and students who have received special permission to enter the country through “approval from ROC [Republic of China] central competent authorities or agencies” will be exempt from the tightened regulations. However, the...