What's New

August 14, 2015

For those who will be working on campus and therefore eligible to apply for a Social Security Number, representatives from the Social Security Administration will come to campus to process Social Security Number applications. Click here for what you must bring to a session.

When: Wednesday, September 9th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday, September 17th, 9:00 am– 3:00 pm
Where: Harvard International Office (HIO), 864 Smith Campus Center


July 30, 2015

In order to accommodate immigration registration at the beginning of the academic year, the HIO will be open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, from August 17th to September 2nd. Students and scholars are encouraged to stop by to register and to ask immigration and settling-in related questions. The HIO will resume its regular office hours (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) on Thursday, September 3rd. All University offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day. ...

July 16, 2015

All Forms I-20 printed on or after June 29, 2015 will look different from your current Form I-20 due to the redesign of the Form by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).  All Forms I-20 issued before June 29, 2015, are valid until July 01, 2016.  We will provide you with the redesigned Form I-20 during the fall semester.  In the meantime, if you wish to apply for a Social Security Number, ...

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Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year