Each year, Queens College hosts 600 to 650 international students, scholars, and their dependents. The International Students and Scholars Office assists students and faculty in obtaining and maintaining the F-1 International Student and J-1 Exchange Visitor, U.S. Visa-Immigration Status for the purpose of studying, teaching, and/or conducting research at the college/university on a short-term basis.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, there are currently no regular in-person office hours. For all matters, including requests to meet with an advisor, check our virtual hours on the right to schedule an appoinment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistance with naturalization and other immigration-related cases.
Documents, procedures, and advice for obtaining and maintaining U.S., F-1 and J-1 International Student and Exchange Visitor Visa and Immigration Status.
U.S. employment advice and authorization.
Extension of educational stay at the college.
Travel advice and authorization for entering/re-entering the United States.
College/city orientation program for new students and scholars, including information on transportation, banking, U.S. Social Security Card, and New York State Driver’s License, and advice regarding health services and health insurance in the United States.
Information, and advice on legal, housing, financial, U.S. tax, cross-cultural and student affairs issues.
Special programs and events, including participation in the International Student Community Organization and the International Student Affairs Committee.