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OIS News

Stay up to date on OIS news including stories from the UIC international community, program updates, and immigration announcements.

Office Closure, July 20

The Office of International Services will be closed on Monday, July 20 in order for staff to attend a professional development event. Normal office hours will resume on Thursday, July 21. If you…

Fourth of July Closure, July 4

The Office of International Services, along with many UIC offices, will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday, July…

DUO Authentication Unavailable in Certain Global Regions

On April 28, Information Technology shared with the UIC community that beginning May 5, 2022, the University’s 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) tool, Duo, would begin blocking authentications from users whose IP address originates in…

Congratulations! 2022 Laurette Kirstein Scholarship Winners

The Office of International Services is pleased to announce the winners of the Laurette Kirstein Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. Seven scholarships of $5,000 each (pretax) were awarded to international students selected…

USCIS Announces Efforts to Increase Efficiency

On March 29, 2022, USCIS announced three agency efforts aimed at increasing efficiency, decreasing burdens to the legal immigration system, and expanding flexibility of immigration benefits to certain individuals. First, USCIS announced that…

DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status for Afghanistan

On March 16, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an 18-month Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Afghanistan. Individuals from Afghanistan that have been continuously residing in the U.S. since…

DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine

On March 3, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an 18-month Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Ukraine. Individuals from Ukraine that have been continuously residing in the U.S. since…