• If you have travel plans, you are invited to attend a travel signature event hosted by International Admissions and Services

    Travel Signature Day
    Thursday, Nov. 16
    9 to 11:30 a.m. & 
    1:15 to 4 p.m.
    No appointment necessary!

    Travel Signature Day
  • Immigration Services offers walk-in and by-appointment services.

    Immigration Services offers both walk-in advising and advising by appointment. 

    Advising Services
  • Everyone is #WelcomeAtWestern

    Help the Haenicke Institute for Global Education spread the message that everyone is #WelcomeAtWestern. Printable posters available! 

    You are welcome here
  • Optional Practical Training Workshops

    Optional Practical Training (OPT) workshops are offered monthly for F-1 students at Western Michigan University. 

    OPT Workshops

Important notices

Update to Travel Ban

10/11/2017 -  Please be advised of a new travel ban affecting eight countries (Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen), which replaced the former travel ban.  It contains an except for Iran for F, M, and J visa holders.

Effective October 18, 2017, you will no longer be able to rely on the "bona fide relationship to a person or entity" exception for the affected countries. However, the new travel ban contains exemptions for those who were in the U.S. on the applicable effective date and who have a valid visa.

For details, see the link to the legal summary from Fragomen Worldwide Immigration Website.

Resources for DACA Students

09/25/2017 - Although WMU Immigration Services cannot advise DACA students on their personal immigration matters, as it is outside our scope, there are outside resources in the community.  You may find the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) website to be helpful.

Extended Walk-In Hours for IAS and Immigration Services

8/29/2017 - Welcome new and returning WMU international students and scholars! Our office will have extended walk-in advising hours next week to assist you at the start of this Fall semester.  Walk-in hours for the week of September 5, 2017 will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 - 11:30a.m. and 1:15 - 4 p.m.   Beginning the week of September 11, 2017, we will return to our normal walk-in advising hours on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1:15 - 4:00 p.m. for the fall semester.  We hope you have a great semester!

What International Students and Scholars Need to Know About the Travel Ban 

07/21/2017  Please review Fragomen Worldwide's answers to frequently asked questions about the travel ban. The information is based on the latest guidance from the Department of State and Homeland Security.

Update: Travel ban remains suspended for those who can show ties to US 

6/26/2017  The U.S. Supreme Court today decided to partially lift two injunctions against President Trump’s March 6 travel ban executive order against certain nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and refugees from all countries. The Court will permit the Trump Administration to enforce the ban against restricted foreign nationals with no bona fide ties to the United States; those who can show a connection to the United States may still be able to obtain a visa and enter the country. For details, see the link to the legal summary from Fragomen Worldwide Immigration Website.

New Electronic Device Restrictions on certain US and UK bound flights 

3/22/2017 Please be advised of the requirement that electronic devices larger than a cell phone/smart phone must be in checked luggage for US and UK bound flights. For details, see the link to the legal summary from Fragomen Worldwide Immigration Website.

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