Welcome to Georgetown University Law Center. This website is designed to inform our international students about the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and USCIS (United States Citizenship & Immigration Services) regulations and policies. We will work closely with you to advise you and provide updated information about issues affecting your student status. Please review this information frequently and contact us if you have questions or concerns. Although we offer professional and up-to-date guidance, the information we provide is of a general nature and should not to be construed as legal advice.
We have two advisors with whom you should consult on questions regarding immigration regulations, Ms. Alison Maresh and Assistant Dean Dorothy Mayer. Please contact our office at 202-662-9036 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most Law Center international students enter the United States on F-1 student visas. Some enter on Exchange Visitor, or J-1, visas. The information on this page related to immigration matters is directed at students in F or J status. An international student holding another visa status has rights and restrictions different from the F-1 and J-1 students and should consult us for special information regarding that status.
Note: We send all announcements about immigration rules/policy to you through your Georgetown issued e-mail account. We do not use alternate accounts, so please be sure to activate your e-mail account and check it weekly.
F-1 visa session for new J.D. students (PowerPoint)
Current students should use MyAccess for address updates. Updates can be made through the Personal Information tab. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires all international students and scholars at Georgetown University in F-1 or J-1 status to report changes of address within 10 days of any move.
Address & Employment Update Form
This form is for students on post-completion OPT. During the OPT period, students are required by law to report employer information each time they accept a position as well as any period of unemployment. Please use this form to make the necessary changes to the information Graduate Programs sends to DHS.
Invitation Letter Request Form
During your stay in the United States you may wish to invite extended family members to visit you. If you would like to request an invitation letter from OIP to assist your family members in obtaining the appropriate entry visas, please complete this form. Processing will take 3-5 business days. You will receive an email when your letter is ready.