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.

Spring 2022 Regulatory Agenda Posted

June 23, 2022
The Spring 2022 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions was posted on Reginfo.gov on June 21, 2022. NAFSA has compiled the immigration-related regulatory actions most relevant to institutions that invite international students and scholars to the United States.
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July 1 Implementation of 2018 SOC Codes and Latest OEWS Data Set

June 21, 2022
All prevailing wage determinations issued on or after July 1, 2022 will be issued with the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and with the latest Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) data set, regardless of the date of submission.
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CDC Rescinds Pre-Departure COVID Testing Requirement

June 11, 2022
As of 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight. Nonimmigrants entering the United States will, however, still be subject to the requirement to be fully vaccinated with an acceptable COVID-19 vaccine.
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OFLC June 21 Webinar on Implementation of New 2018 SOC System

June 10, 2022
The Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) will host a two-hour webinar from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time on June 21, 2022, covering implementation of the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. OFLC will begin using the 2018 SOC system on July 1, 2022, in place of the 2010 SOC system.
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Cameroon Designated for SSR and TPS

June 7, 2022
On June 7, 2022, DHS designated Cameroon for F-1 Special Student Relief (SSR), effective June 7, 2022 until December 7, 2023. DHS also designated Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
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SEVP "Reissues" April 18, 2022 COVID Guidance

June 3, 2022
In Broadcast Message 2205-03: ICE Clarifies Continuation of March 2020 Guidance for the 2022-23 Academic Year (May 31, 2022), SEVP "reissued" its April 18, 2022 COVID guidance, but "clarified" that "Students who enrolled after March 9, 2020, must adhere to SEVP's existing regulations regarding online learning, found at 8 C.F.R. § 214.2(f)(6)." That statement challenges the practice (based on language that remains unchanged in SEVP Broadcast Messages and FAQs) of offering hybrid programs of study to new and Initial students who were not enrolled on March 9, 2020.
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USCIS Affirms Prorating Policy for Part-Time Pre-Completion OPT

June 1, 2022
USCIS' Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students page affirms the 50% ratio that USCIS applies in OPT adjudications when counting part-time pre-completion OPT.
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Status of Form I-907

May 26, 2022
Starting May 31, 2022, USCIS will not accept a single, combined fee payment when an applicant or petitioner files Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing, with another form; the Form I-907 fee must be paid separately from other filing fees. Also, starting July 1, 2022, USCIS will only accept the 05/31/22 edition of the form.
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USCIS Announces Limited Conditional Expansion of Premium Processing for Two Previously-Filed I-140 Types

May 24, 2022
USCIS announced a limited, conditional expansion of premium processing for two types of I-140 petitions that are otherwise ineligible for premium processing.
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DHS Publishes SSR and TPS Notices for Afghanistan

May 20, 2022
On May 20, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security published notices detailing Special Student Relief (SSR) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) benefits for certain citizens of Afghanistan.
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