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USCIS announced in the Federal Register that the fee for premium processing will increase from $1,225 to $1,410. The fee increase will go into effect following a 30 day notice period. H-1B petitions filed under premium processing on or after 10/01/2018 must be accompanied by the new fee.

 

H-1B requests submitted to the OIS through iHopkins on or after 09/04/2018 will be subject to the new premium processing fee. Cases already in process with an OIS advisor may require the new fee if the case is not complete and ready to file with USCIS by 09/28/2018.

 

Please also note, USCIS recently announced the suspension of premium processing for some H-1B cases. H-1B cases filed by Johns Hopkins University are NOT impacted by this suspension. JHU remains eligible to file H-1B cases under premium processing.  

 

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Please visit our Executive Order page for more information.  

The  JHU Tax Office has purchased a license for GLACIER Tax Prep which is Federal tax preparation software for Nonresident Alien (NRA) Students and Scholars.  GLACIER Tax Prep is specifically designed to help NRA’s file a federal tax return so it is user friendly and generates the appropriate federal tax return for each NRA.  JHU’s license of GLACIER Tax Prep is available FREE to NRAs associated with the university and who need to prepare and file their annual federal income tax return. 

Instructions for accessing GLACIER Tax Prep can be found here

*IMPORTANT* Updates on Office of International Services Schedules for Office Hours and Advising

Please be aware that all JHU offices, including OIS, will be closed on Monday December 25, Tuesday, December 26, Friday, December 29 and Monday, January 1 in observance of the holidays.  OIS will also have the following adjustments for various locations as noted below.  OIS@Homewood and OIS@DC will operate on a normal schedule.

OIS @ Medical Institutions:   There will be no walk-in advising hours at this location between Wednesday, December 27 and Thursday, January 4.   Advisors will be available during office hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) for travel signatures only December 27-28 and January 2-4.  Advisors are also available by phone at 667-208-7012 and email at internationalservices@jhmi.edu during office hours.  We will resume our regular advising schedule on Monday, January 8.

OIS @ Harbor East:   The last fay of fall advising at Carey Harbor East will be Thursday, December 21.   Due to the winter break, there will be no advising at Carey Harbor East between December 22 and January 19.  Advisors can be reached by phone at 667-208-7001, email at ois@jhu.edu or by visiting the OIS@Homewood.  We will resume our regular advising schedule on Tuesday, January 23.

OIS @ Peabody:   The last fay of fall advising at Peabody will be Friday, December 15.   Due to the winter break, there will be no advising at Peabody between December 18 and January 12.  Advisors can be reached by phone at 667-208-7001, email at ois@jhu.edu or by visiting the OIS@Homewood.  We will resume our regular advising schedule on Friday, January 19.

On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration’s decision to terminate DACA as of March 5, 2018.  For detailed information and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit: http://ois.jhu.edu/Immigration_and_Visas/Other_Visa_Types_and_Statuses/DACA/index.html   

President Daniels' and Provost Kumar's statement about DACA to the JHU community can be accessed here.