What's New

December 10, 2019

If you will travel over holidays and/or winter break, you must take the proper documents with you for your return to the United States (U.S.). Please review International Travel for more information.

The travel signature on your Form I-20 or DS-2019 cannot be more than 12 months old at the time of your reentry to the U.S. If you need a new travel signature, come to the HIO on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, or Tuesday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm with your Form I-20 or DS-2019 and passport. No appointment is needed for a travel signature.

November 8, 2019

The Harvard International Office (HIO) will be undergoing a space renovation over the 2019 Winter Break.  In order to complete the renovation by Thursday, January 2, 2020, the office will be closed to walk-in advising starting at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 through January 1, 2020.  The office will open at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

On Monday and Tuesday, December 23rd-24th, all HIO employees will be working from home.  This means some HIO services will be limited or unavailable.  We will be unable to meet with students and scholars in our offices or produce/sign immigration documents.  However, we will be answering emails and telephone calls made directly to advisors or staff.  Our main telephone number (617-495-2789) will not be in service during this time.  Our website is an excellent resource for any questions you may have.  ISD will be available to administrators during this time.

October 30, 2019

Beginning on December 2, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is adjusting the fee to request premium processing for certain employment-based petitions.

The premium processing fee will increase to $1,440 from the current fee of $1,410 for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker.

Personal Stories

I met an incredible and very diverse group of people, from all over the world who taught me so many things at so many levels.  So I think in that sense, coming to Harvard makes you a truly global citizen

Mariano Gomez Luque - Argentina - Graduate School of Design

Harvard is truly a transforming place. Since coming to Harvard, I have experienced tremendous growth and maturity in my academic, professional, and social life.

Frank Blibo - Ghana - GSAS

Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year