Adviser's Manual 360

The NAFSA Adviser's Manual 360 is the comprehensive source on U.S. immigration policy and procedures impacting educational institutions in the United States, providing information critical to every international student and scholar services office.

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NAFSA Adviser's Manual 360

The Adviser's Manual 360 is an online, searchable knowledge base of current U.S. laws, policies, and procedures related to international student and scholar immigration and visa issues. When you purchase a one-year Adviser's Manual 360 principal license, you can access the Manual any time you need it, on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. The Manual is continually updated, to help you effectively manage compliance obligations for your institution and your students and scholars.

Adviser's Manual Licenses

Member: $305 | Nonmember: $435

Access to the Adviser's Manual 360 (AM 360) is available through one-year licenses. Eligibility for the NAFSA member rate is determined by the NAFSA membership status of the individual for whom the license is purchased, at the time of purchase.

CDC Updates COVID Order to Require Testing One Day Before Travel for All Air Travelers

December 3, 2021
Starting December 6, 2021, the COVID viral test required by the CDC for all air travelers must be taken no more than 1 day before flights destined for the United States, regardless of vaccination status.
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New Geographic COVID-19 Proclamation Restricts Entry from Southern Africa Countries

November 28, 2021
In response to concerns over the COVID-19 Omicron variant, a new Presidential Proclamation restricts entry to the United States by most noncitizens who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, or Zimbabwe in the 14-day period before their entry or attempted entry to the United States, with limited exceptions. The proclamation is effective on November 29, 2021.
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Special Student Relief for Hong Kong Residents

November 24, 2021
On November 26, 2021 DHS will publish a Special Student Relief (SSR) notice for certain F-1 students who "are Hong Kong residents, regardless of country of birth." See NAFSA's page for links and background on SSR.
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Summary of Immigration Provisions of the Build Back Better House Bill (H.R. 5376)

November 20, 2021
On November 19, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376). The bill now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration. A detailed analysis on the specific immigration provisions in the bill, including related supplemental fees, and next steps is now available to NAFSA members.
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SEVP Broadcast Message 2111-03: Reminders for Designated School Officials to Assist F-1 Students with Applying for Optional Practical Training

November 17, 2021
SEVP's November 15, 2021 Broadcast Message 2111-03, "Reminders for Designated School Officials to Assist F-1 Students with Applying for Optional Practical Training," asks DSOs to "ensure that students who apply for OPT are aware of" the requirement to obtain a DSO's OPT recommendation and updated OPT I-20 before submitting an OPT application to USCIS.
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IssueNet Quarterly Summary - Fall 2021

November 12, 2021
A summary highlighting the top issues reported through NAFSA IssueNet during Fall 2021 is now available.
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PDSO/DSO and RO/ARO Annual Verification Period Begins December 2, 2021

November 9, 2021
The annual verification period for Principal Designated School Officials, Designated School Officials (PDSO/DSO) and Responsible Officers and Alternate Responsible Officers (RO/ARO) begins December 2, 2021. All SEVP-certified schools and U.S. Department of State-designated sponsors must complete the PDSO/DSO and RO/ARO annual verification by March 2, 2022.
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SEVP Updates COVID FAQs to Reflect Permanent Guidance on Electronic I-20 Signatures and Transmission

November 4, 2021
On November 1, 2021, SEVP updated its COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to reflect its November 1, 2021 Policy Guidance: Use of Electronic Signatures and Transmission for the Form I-20.
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SEVP Makes Permanent Its Electronic I-20 Sign and Send Policy

November 1, 2021
On November 1, 2021, SEVP notified stakeholders that it has made permanent its policy allowing DSOs to electronically sign and send Form I-20.
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USCIS Seeks Comments on Remote Examination of I-9 Documentation

October 26, 2021
On October 26, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a request for public input seeking comments on experiences with COVID-19-related flexibilities that have temporarily allowed employers to remotely examine an employee's identity and employment eligibility documents for I-9 purposes during the COVID-19 pandemic. USCIS is also interested in employer input on possible future remote document examination procedures. The request for public input notice contains a list of questions to assist commenters in developing feedback. Comments are due on or before December 27, 2021.
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