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    Travel Season is Just Around the Corner

    November 3, 2022

    The countdown to winter break is approaching. Regardless if you are traveling back home or visiting elsewhere, it is best to plan ahead to avoid last minute hurdles. The next several months consist of peak holiday travel. The OIS wants to remind all international visitors to plan accordingly. Make sure you carefully review their immigration […]

    Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes! Time to Update OIS

    October 3, 2022

    The OIS team wants to remind you that there are times when you need to update our office as it relates to your immigration status. Changing your status from your current visa to another visa category Email your OIS advisor regarding the update and they will let you know the appropriate next steps to take. […]

    U.S. Citizens Need to Check Their Passports

    July 26, 2022

    During the pandemic, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was temporarily allowing U.S. citizens that were abroad to re-enter the U.S. with an expired passport due to lengthy processing times. CBP now requires that all U.S. citizen to have an unexpired U.S. passport upon re-entry to the United States as of July 1, 2022. Any […]

    COVID-19 Testing Requirements Update for those Traveling or Returning to the U.S.

    July 26, 2022

    Back on June 12th, the requirement of showing a negative COVID-19 test for all inbound international air travel to the U.S. prior to boarding a flight has been rescinded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC will reevaluate the situation in 90 days and render a decision whether to reinstate the […]

    Hurricane Season 2022

    May 31, 2022

    The Office of International Services wants to remind our international visitors that it is hurricane season. Hurricane season officially begins in June and runs through the end of November. Nothing to alarm our international visitors as we only want to keep you informed and aware. In the event of inclement or severe weather, you will […]

    Summer Travel Reminders

    May 31, 2022

    As we transition to summer, we know that our international visitors are potentially preparing for vacation and visits home. For those that are staying local, meaning in the U.S., it is important to review the information on immigration documentation. Traveling within the U.S. still requires our international visitors to carry their immigration documentation that shows […]

    Office of International Services hosted the Namibian Ambassador to the U.S.

    May 2, 2022

    On April 21st, the Office of International Services hosted the Namibian Ambassador to the U.S., Her Excellency Margaret Mensah-Williams, Ms. Petrina Nakale, from the Embassy of Namibia, Robert (Bob) Braubach, the Honorary Consul of Namibia in San Antonio, and Martha Henry, City of San Antonio International Relations. Also, in attendance were our very own Dr. […]

    Healthcare Workers may Request that their Pending EADs be Expedited

    December 29, 2021

    On December 28, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued guidance that now permits healthcare workers to request an expedite of their pending Request for Employment Authorization application as long as the applicant’s current employment authorization document (EAD) card is set to expire within thirty days or has expired. Healthcare workers that need […]

    New Travel Restrictions in Effect for South Africa and Other Countries to the U.S.

    November 30, 2021

    President Biden issued a new proclamation on November 26th which took effect November 29th restricting travel from South Africa and several other countries in the region to include Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe to the U.S. due to a new variant that has been identified. This travel restriction will not include U.S. […]

    Travel Proclamations: Out with the Old and in with the New

    November 1, 2021

    As of November 8, 2021, the country specific travel ban restrictions are out and the proclamation regarding Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic is in. This proclamation will supersede the previous travel proclamations and they are replaced with a global requirement. Any non-citizen, non-immigrant air traveler coming to the U.S. […]

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