The SLDL Office is the only office authorized to advise students on an F-1 student visa or J-1 exchange visitor visa at CGU. Students who join CGU on nonimmigrant visas other than F-1 and J-1 are supported by SLDL, however, are also referred to immigration attorneys for advice (i.e. H1-B or L-2 visas).
SEVIS is a web-based system managed by the Department of Homeland Security. It tracks information for all international students on a J-1 and F-1 visa. SEVIS generates the Form I-20 and DS-2019, and provides the SEVIS record number.
Claremont Graduate University is required to report information on "reportable events" that affect your immigrant status. These events include but are not limited to:
CGU is required by law to designate university officials to serve as F-1 and J-1 international advisors. These advisors are required to update the SEVIS records for all F-1 and J-1 students and scholars. F-1 advisors are called Designated School Officials (DSO). J-1 advisors are called Responsible Officers or Alternate Responsible Officers (RO/ARO). Common topics to discuss and report to your DSO or RO/ARO are the following:
At this time, the official DSOs and RO/AROs at CGU work in the SLDL Office.
International students who study in the United States are required to follow specific rules pertaining to their visa. F-1 students should follow regulations code 8 CFR 214.2(f) for Academic and Language Students. To review these regulations, please visit the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) website at https://www.ice.gov/sevis/schools.
The Department of State (DOS) manages the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. There are specific regulations for students and scholars who enter the United States on a J-1 visa. For more information, visit their website at https://j1visa.state.gov/participants/.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) manages the Study in the States website to provide resources and guidance for international students studying in the United States on an F-1 or M-1 visa. For more information, visit their website at https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students.
Sprintax Tax Filing Resources
It's tax season and CGU current International Students learned more about filing their U.S. federal and state tax returns as well as Form 8843 through Sprintax.
International students may purchase a code to use with the Sprintax tax software for $7.95 USD. The amount will be applied to each student's account. To request a code, please submit your information to the following link: bit.ly/cgutaxcode.
Refer to the IRS website for any information on extension of payment and filing deadlines.
View the recorded webinar:
CA Tax Filing Resources
The State of California Franchise Tax Board has provided a workshop for international students / foreign scholars and the information presented is available below:
CA filing and payment deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020
Questions about Stimulus Payments?
Refer to information on international student eligiblity here.
View a webinar recording on the stimulus payment and Covid-19 impacts on tax compliance. You will also find included with it: