Important Immigration Information

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NYIT’s Office of International Education (OIE) looks forward to assisting you upon your arrival at NYIT. We offer programs, services, and events designed to meet the needs of all of our international students and alumni. Here are some links to some useful information and tips:

Updates for International Students in the U.S.

Visa Waiver Program

Thirty-six countries participate in the United States Visa Waiver Program (VWP), allowing citizens of those countries to travel to the U.S. for business or tourism for up to 90 days without a visa. Those participating in the VWP must:

  • travel only for business, pleasure, or transit
  • stay in the U.S. for 90 days or less
  • if arriving by sea or by air, hold a valid ticket for return or onward travel

Family members from participating countries can visit their students in the United States for up to a 90-day period without having to apply for a visitor visa.

For more information, see the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) and the H1b Cap Gap Extension

The Department of Homeland Security has changed several key aspects of F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) and the H1b Cap Gap Extension and periods of unemployment. You can access updated news and information via the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website.

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Lesley Panama
Lesley Panama Campus: Manhattan
Major: Computer Science, B.S.
Class Of: 2017
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