Students in the United States are required by immigration law to follow certain regulations in order to maintain legal status in the United States. The Kearney International Center (CISS) is responsible for advising international students on immigration law, regulations, and for processing various immigration documents. When coming to the IC for immigration matters, we suggest that you bring your passport, I-94 card, and your I-20 or DS-2019.
It is your responsibility to know, understand and comply with immigration regulations. Please read e-mails sent to the Kearney International Center Listserve carefully. If you are not on the listserve, please contact the CISS to subscribe (staff update the list each semester - you as an international student at Minnesota State University, Mankato should receive e-mails approximately once a week). If there is something you do not understand, contact the CISS. Do not rely on your friends for information on immigration matters.
The IC website is organized separating regulations/procedures on on your F-1 or J-1 student status. Below is information on additional visa types and immigration-related topics.
- Immigration Attorney Reference booklet to know what an attorney can do for you and obtain a list of some immigration attorneys in the State of Minnesota (warning: list may be out of date so do your own supplemental search as well)
Links for additional information:
- Visa types for employment at Minnesota State University, Mankato
- International faculty and professional staff H-1B visa assistance at MSU Human Resources
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with its divisions of U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (the agency which includes SEVIS).
- U.S. Department of State
- For updating passports, embassies/consulates located in Washington, D.C.