Office of International Services (OIS)

Overview

Welcome to the Office of International Services (OIS). The OIS serves as a resource regarding immigration matters and to provide guidance to our international students, scholars, faculty, staff and their families on matters relating to their studies and employment. This office is the liaison with the Department of State and the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS).  

The OIS is located on the Jack & Pearl Resnick Campus, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Belfer Building, Room 1205, Bronx, NY, 10461. The office hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. It is recommended that an appointment be scheduled to discuss any concerns or questions.  

 

Immigration Announcements  

Urgent Notice: Under the Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals signed January 27, 2017, visa issuance to national of the countries of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification. We will announce any other changes affecting travelers to the United States as soon as that information is available.  https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html 

 

College position on the Executive Order  

Administrative Processing Information: Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant’s interview by a consular officer. Applicants are advised of this requirement when they apply.  Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview.  When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on individual circumstances of each case. Visa applicants are reminded to apply early for their visa, well in advance of the anticipated travel date. https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html  

 

  

Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record:  

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has automated the Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, at air and sea ports of entry.   Upon inspection at the point of entry, CBP will give foreign travelers a tear sheet with instructions on how to look up their electronic Form I-94 on CBP’s website. From this website, you can print out your Form I-94 in paper format. Foreign travelers may need their Form I-94 when requesting certain USCIS benefits, or when applying for public benefits from other government agencies.  For more information regarding CBP’s I-94 automation or to access your electronic Form I-94, please see CBP’s News Release or visit their CBP's website.  

 New J-1 Exchange Visitor Regulations 

Immigration Announcements

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 1205 so we may update your record in SEVIS.

 

Contact Us

Office of International Services

Alexia Pakiela
Manager, OIS and Office of Academic Appointments
Belfer Building, Room 1205
Telephone: 718.430.2850
Fax: 718.430.8770
E-mail: alexia.pakiela@einstein.yu.edu


Krishma Azmat Dutt 
Support Staff
Telephone: 718.430.2850
E-mail: krishma.azmatdutt@einstein.yu.edu  

 
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