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March 18, 2017

Latest Court Rulings on Travel Ban

March 17, 2017 The U.S. State Department is the government agency that issues visas. Because the March 6 Executive Order 13780 has been blocked by law courts, the State Department has said they are continuing to issue visas to citizens of the 6 affected countries. Read the State Department announcement. NAFSA, the Association of International…


March 17, 2017

Crime Warning: Fake “Government” Phone and Email Scams

Be careful if you receive a call from someone who claims to be from the U.S. government or the police and demands money. These calls are fake, and are from criminals. UW Police Department has received reports from students about these recent crimes. The U.S. government and law enforcement agencies never demand money by phone….


March 15, 2017

Tax Info: Glacier Tax Prep Available Today, March 15; Workshop Schedule

GLACIER Tax Prep To help make tax filing easier, ISS provides purchases an online tax preparation service designed for F-1 and J-1 nonimmigrants. This web-based program, GLACIER Tax Prep, provides step-by-step instructions and assistance with the preparation of the appropriate forms. NOTE: Students employed by UW must first set up an account in a software…


March 14, 2017

Spring Break Travel? Check Your I-20 or DS-2019 Travel Signature and Other Travel Documents!

Review the travel rules if you are planning spring break travel! Plan ahead: ISS requires overnight processing to issue an I-20 travel signature (see below). International Travel: To reenter the U.S. after international travel, you must carry: I-20 With Valid Travel Signature Your I-20 must be signed by an advisor in International Student Services (ISS)…


March 6, 2017

New White House Executive Order, Travel Advisory

The White House released a new executive order March 6, 2017. The UW Office of Global Affairs provides updated information and resources for UW community members. UW President Ana Mari Cauce updated her statement of support for international student and scholars. NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, has provided a thorough summary of the March…


Tax Info: Glacier Tax Prep Available March 15, 2017, Workshop Schedule

It’s tax season! Glacier Tax Prep will be available March 15, 2017. Review our tax information and workshop schedule.  


March 1, 2017

Crime Alert: Fake “Government” Calls and Emails

Be careful if you receive a call from someone who claims to be from the U.S. government or the police and demands money. These calls are fake, and are from criminals. UW Police Department has received reports from students about these recent crimes. The U.S. government and law enforcement agencies never demand money by phone….


February 16, 2017

Update on Presidential Executive Order; Travel Advisory

The ISS is closely monitoring immigration-related news coming out of the White House and the impact changes may have on our international student community at the UW. As we learn of any updates or new information, we will post information to this page. March 17, 2017 The U.S. State Department is the government agency that…


January 29, 2017

Message from UW President Ana Mari Cauce & Provost Jerry Baldasty

The UW is committed to being "a safe and welcoming place for all." Read this important message from the Office of the President.  Highlights: Reaffirms the UW's "resolve to create an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming community" Provides resources/contacts to report incidents affecting safety and well-being