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Important Immigration Updates Resource Page (last updated March 16, 2017)

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H-1B Premium Processing:  Starting April 3, 2017 USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions.  This suspension could last up to 6 months.  The full text of this announcement is at:  https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-will-temporarily-suspend-premium-processing-all-h-1b-petitions.

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Information about scams targeted towards international students and scholars

ISSO provides immigration assistance to international students and scholars in the UNL community. We are here to:

  • help international students and scholars maintain their immigration status and comply with U.S. employment regulations;
  • assist UNL departments and colleges in their efforts to hire and retain international researchers and faculty; and
  • serve as a liaison with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in matters related to international visitors studying and working at UNL

USCIS Change of Address

U.S. law requires all non-U.S. citizens* to report their change of address within 10 days of moving.

*except A or G visa holders


Office Staff
Karen Cagley Director
Alexandra Jones ISS Specialist
Stephen Mattos ISS Specialist
Natalia Meyer ISS Specialist
Stephanie Wright Program Assistant
Alan Wilkins Staff Assistant
Xiaoqian Ma Graduate Assistant

International Students and Scholars, contact our office when you are:

  • Arriving at UNL for the first time (Important Arrival Information!)
  • Planning to travel outside of the U.S. (Important Arrival Information!)
  • Planning to take less than a full-time course load
    (<12 credit hours for undergrad, <9 credit hours for graduate)
  • Transferring to another school
  • Moving from one degree program to another
  • Applying for employment
  • Nearing the end of your stay in the U.S.
  • Approaching the expiration date on any of your immigration documents
ISS Specialists' Consulting Hours

no appointment necessary

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Business hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.