The United States currently has travel restrictions for some individuals from certain countries. Review the impact these restrictions may have on you.
Implications for individuals who wish to come to IU
We will continue to process applications for admission and issue the necessary immigration documents (Forms I-20 or DS-2019 in most cases), regardless of citizenship. We will provide individual counseling to help those from the impacted countries.
Invitations to visiting scholars and offers of employment to foreign nationals from the impacted countries will likely require additional advising and processing time prior to employment eligibility.
End of the visa interview waiver
Part of the initial travel restriction order stated that the U.S. State Department would no longer offer visa interview waivers. This means that if need to renew your visa, you will have to appear in person at a U.S. consulate or embassy for a visa interview.
This applies to individuals from all countries.
Previously, if you met certain criteria, you would not have to appear for an interview when renewing your visa.
Your rights in the U.S.
As an international student or scholar, you have specific rights in the U.S.Review your rights
Hiring an attorney
If you'd like to speak with an experienced immigration attorney on how the restrictions may apply to your specific situation, contact us. We'll work with the IU Office of General Counsel to refer you to an attorney.
If you have any questions, you can contact the appropriate international office for assistance.
- Students and scholars at IU Bloomington, IU East, IU Southeast, and IU Northwest; scholars at IU South Bend and IU Kokomo
- Students and scholars at IUPUI and IUPUC
- Students at IU South Bend
- Students at IU Kokomo
You are welcome here
Indiana University has long recognized the absolute necessity of a diverse and inclusive community to an excellent education. All IU students, regardless of their background or country of origin, are welcome in our community. Each and every one brings perspectives and experiences that, taken together, enrich the educational experience and prepare our students to thrive in the 21st century. Our student body expresses who we are as a community and reflects our foundational commitment to inclusion and diversity.
IU President Michael McRobbie issued a statement affirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion.Read the statement