Office of International Services (OIS)

Immigration News

2014 Diversity Lottery Instructions

The 2014 Diversity Lottery information and instructions have been posted on the US Department of State Web site. All applications will be accepted by electronic means, effective October 2, 2012 to November 3, 2012. For complete information visit: 


Change of Address Notifications

The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services requires that all nonimmigrants report a change of address to the Service within ten days of moving. There is no fee for the processing of the form and the procedure is very simple. The USCIS form AR-11 allows you to change your address online.

Once you complete the AR-11, make a copy for yourself and one for the OIS. Send the copy to the OIS, Belfer Building Room 1201 so we may update your record in SEVIS.

Remember that this is a requirement of the USCIS to file the form within ten days of moving and to provide the OIS notification of this change.


USCIS Case Status Site

This site provides access to case status for applications submitted to USCIS service centers. Using the application receipt number mailed to you (or to the OIS), you will be able to search for the status of your case. Please visit 


Changes in USCIS Fees

The fees for certain USCIS applications and petitions will be changing effective November 23, 2010. Most fees are being increased, but the fee for the Form I-539 is being lowered. To view the new fee schedule, please visit:  

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