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Immigration Information for Current Students

As an international student, you are responsible for meeting the obligations to maintain your legal status in the United States. The Office of International Students and Scholars will continue to keep you informed of the current changes to immigration regulations as we become aware of them, so check your BC e-mail account and this page regularly for updates.

The OISS has developed this immigration section of our website to inform you about basic immigration regulations you need to know. We have broken down the information into the following sections:


Please read through this handbook carefully; and keep in mind that the information in this book is the most recent information available but is subject to change. All of this information is also available in the

Boston College Immigration Handbook



Historical Immigration Information


Immigration Update (March 18, 2003)

Changes in Immigration Regulations (Jan. 2003)

Procedural Documents

  Itemized steps regarding different procedures such as Practical Training and Work Authorization.



  Need to get your I-20 signed? Important forms for foreign students.


Bringing International Visiting Scholars or Special Students to Campus
What you need to know as a faculty member who wants to bring a research scholar or special student to the BC campus.


Travel Information
  Information regarding traveling out-side the US.


Career and Employment Information
  Information regarding career and employment regulations and procedures