International Student & Scholar Office
Welcome! We are pleased to provide F-1 and J-1 visa and non-immigrant status services to international students and exchange visitors. We also provide cross-cultural engagement opportunities and campus life support services.
Important Immigration Changes: Possible Penalties - Please Read
Important changes that may affect your ability to continue your studies in the United States are coming on August 9th, 2018. You may be subject to serious immigration penalties depending on your status and possible status violations. These penalties may include removal (deportation) from the United States, 3 or 10 year bars from re-entering the United States, or loss of your immigration benefits including but not limited to on-campus employment and OPT.
Due to the federal government's tighter restrictions and penalties on ensuring applications and requests for approvals and authorizations aare submitted accurately and on time.
Don't Miss These Deadlines:
OPT Workshop on November 19th
November 30th - Last Day to submit OPT application For students completing their studies is Dec. 23, 2018.
To sign up or for further details, email: ISSO.email@example.com
Last Day to obtain travel authorization from ISSO to re-enter U.S. December 3, 3018
Last Day to renew on-campus employment and CPT December 4, 2018
"New", "Transfer" and "Current" international students, who are planning to earn a degree or pursue English as a Second Language program at Lehman College, are required to obtain the F-1 student visa and status. The following 5 steps will guide you through the Form I-20 and F-1 Visa application process.
FOR F-1 STUDENTS
Apply for your:
Form I-20 & F-1 Student Visa
Know more about:
F-1 Immigration Regulations
(Change of address, transfer, change of status, reinstatement & travel outside the U.S.)
F-1 Work Authorization & Regulations
(On campus employment, curricular practical training (CPT), optional practical training (OPT), economic hardship)
Students degree & non-degree, short-term scholars, research scholars & professors
Apply for your:
Form DS2019 & J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa
Know more about:
J-1 Immigration Regulations
(Change of address, health insurance requirements & travel outside the U.S.)
J-1 Work Authorization (Academic Training) & Regulations
(Academic training is for the J-1 students degree and non-degree categories only)
Degree Students Calendar
Office Information & Work Schedule (location, phone, email, mailing address and office work schedule).
Essential Links (study in the states, transportation, Lehman campus life, about the Bronx, housing & health insurance).
International Student & Scholar Office (ISSO)
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Shuster Hall, Room 210
Bronx, NY 10468 | USA
Phone: (718) 960-7274
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday
10:30AM to 1PM and 2PM to 4PM
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Thursday & Friday
Please follow the 5 Steps below to obtain a Form I-20, F-1 Student Visa & Status. If you have any questions regarding any of the steps below please contact our office for clarification.
If you are already in the United States check this section to learn more about F-1 immigration regulations. If you have any questions regarding any of the F-1 immigration regulations below please contact our office for clarification.
Students in F-1 status may qualify for employment under certain conditions. This section provides basic information about employment and regulations. If you have questions about or would like to determine your eligibility for F-1 employment, please contact our office.