Coronavirus Information and Resources for UC Davis International Students and Scholars

We continue to follow the developments of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and monitor situations on campus and around the world. Your safety, wellbeing, and educational experience are our prioritiesSee the updates and resourcesThe UC Davis International Center is currently closed, but we are still here to help: please email your SISS advisor directly with questions or to set up a remote appointment. Find your advisor listed on our Contact Us page.

Immigration

Understanding U.S Department of Homeland Security Guidance for Fall 2020

July 09, 2020
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security published new guidance for the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program related to online courses for fall 2020 that concerns students on F-1 nonimmigrant visas. This is concerning to us and UC Davis is working with the University of California Office of the President to determine the best way to support international students.

Understanding the June 22, 2020 Proclamation Suspending Entry of Some Non-Immigrant Visas to the United States

June 25, 2020
On June 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued the “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak.” This proclamation continues Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020, impacting nonimmigrant visas. This prohibits foreign nationals from entering the United States on H, L, and some J visas. The UC Davis community may have questions regarding this proclamation. Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) has addressed some below.

UC Davis Streamlines Services for International Students and Scholars

November 14, 2018
At UC Davis, Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) processes and provides support to these individuals, over 8,000 of whom fall under the regulations of the Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

Humanizing Deportation exhibit continues at I-House

November 02, 2018
A month-long program at International House Davis that features personal stories of deportation in order to humanize what is often a discussion based more on policy and statistics has been extended into December.

Unlawful Presence FAQs

October 15, 2018
On October 8, 2018, SISS hosted a panel presentation to discuss UCSIS changes in counting days of unlawful presence. This page contains questions from international students, scholars and UC Davis staff and answers from the panel of Services for International Students and Scholars advisors.

Understanding Unlawful Presence

Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) invites you to participate in a panel presentation about the new United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) Accrual of Unlawful Presence policy. 

Executive Order on Immigration

August 02, 2018
The University of California opposes limits on the free flow of students, faculty, scholars and researchers that are at the core of the University’s education, research, and public service missions.  As such, the Trump Administration’s executive orders are anathema to advancing knowledge and international cooperation.  

Executive Order: FAQs

July 09, 2018
The new Executive Order includes information about waivers to the suspension of US entry to nationals from the list of 6 countries by US Custom and Border Protections (CBP) or consular officers on a case-by-case basis, requiring demonstration of “undue hardship” and determination that entry “would not pose a threat to national security and would be in the national interest.”