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    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. […]

    Changing Your Address with USCIS? Check that Edition Date!

    October 9, 2021

    Starting December 7, 2021, USCIS will only accept the Form AR-11, Alien’s Change of Address Card with the edition date of 08/31/2021 for those that choose to complete the paper-based form versus filing the update online. This will only apply to the paper-based version. The form edition date can be found at the bottom left […]

    Hurricane Season 2021

    June 3, 2021

    The weather this year has been quite interesting. We experienced freezing temperatures over several days earlier this year, which included snow. Yes, S-N-O-W, no lyin’ here as we have proof, go check out our Instagram page for those snow filled pictures! We also have had generous amounts of rainfall which has been wonderful for the Edwards […]

    Presidential Proclamation Issued for India

    May 3, 2021

    A new Presidential Proclamation has been issued on April 30th that will suspend entry of nonimmigrants from India. This is due to the severity and amount of increasing COVID cases that India is currently experiencing. Any nonimmigrant that was physically present in India within the last 14 days prior to attempting to enter the United […]

    How to Contact the Office of International Services?

    April 29, 2021

    Who do I talk to?   If you aren’t working specifically with an advisor, and you don’t know who that is, contact We monitor this account multiple times a day. Keep in mind that we are hear to assist you in any way we can. Of course, if you have a question related to […]

    Visa Appointment Cancellations in India

    April 29, 2021

    Due to increasing COVID-19 cases in India, the US Embassy and Consulates have issued a notice that they are cancelling visa appointments through May 15th in New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. Cancelled appointments are not being rescheduled at this time. Emergency appointments will be conducted but will be reliant on available staff. The US […]

    F-1 Students have Option to File I-765 Online

    April 29, 2021

    On April 12th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that F-1 students applying for optional practical training will now be permitted to file their Form I-765, Application for Work Authorization, online for specific categories. The only categories that are currently permissible for F-1 students to file are for the following: (c)(3)(A): Pre-Completion OPT (c)(3)(B): […]

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