News and Announcements
2013-2014 north2north Scholarship Application is now available!!
For all UAF students applying to exchange to a north2north partner institution for Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, or Academic Year 2013-2014, the n2n scholarship application is now available! The deadline to complete the application is 20 March 2013 for a program that starts in Fall 2013!
Please click here for more information.
2012 Tax Filing: UAF OIPI has once again purchased the Glacier Tax Prep product to assist you in filing your U.S. tax return (1040NR or 1040NREZ). You should have received the access code by email from Carol Holz on March 1.
You may drop off forms at OIPI for review before mailing or schedule an appointment if you have questions. More information, tax forms and information for the 2012 tax fiing season are available at http://www.uaf.edu/oip/international-students-sc/tax-year-info-forms/.
The tax filing deadline is April 15.
If you are traveling outside the U.S. over the summer, remember to have your I-20 or DS-2019 signed. If you are in H-1B status, remember to pick up your I-797 Approval Notice.
For F-1 students, H-1B faculty/staff, and departments: The following presentation by David Ware, noted immigration attorney, provides information on H-1B status, transitioning to permanent resident status, and general post-graduation employment options for students graduating from US institutions. David Ware presented this information at UAF on April 14, 2011, and we'd like to thank him for allowing us to publish it to our website.
We often get questions from UAF departments and prospective students about enrolling in classes while in B-1 or B-2 status. Regulations specifically prohibit this, as outlined by guidance from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This information can also be found in our information for UAF Departments.
For International Students: Are friends or family planning to visit you this semester or attend your graduation? If so, we can help you (and them) by providing an invitation letter, to be used in acquiring their B-2 (visitor) visas. Simply fill out the Letter of Invitation Request Form, and turn it into International Programs & Initiatives. This form can also be found in the Forms and Documents section of our website.
Please note that due to limited personnel resources, we can only issue two letters per student, per event. A letter from UAF International Programs & Initiatives is NOT necessary for a successful B-2 invitation. Your personal letter of invitation is most important.