U.S. Government Shutdown

Last updated January 2, 2019

What to know about the U.S. government partial shutdown

The U.S. government is partially shut down. This shutdown should not have a significant impact on IUPUI's international students and scholars. However, we've listed guidance for several situations below.

Our office will continue to monitor the situation and provide up-to-date guidance. If you have questions, please contact our office. We will monitor email and voicemail closely to ensure we respond to any serious concerns in a timely manner.

 

  • If you are not travelling outside the U.S.

    The government shutdown should not have an impact on you. You can continue with your plans.

  • If you are traveling abroad but your visa stamp doesn't expire soon

    The government shutdown should not have an impact on you. You can continue with your plans.
  • If you are traveling abroad and need a visa stamp

    If you are applying for a visa stamp for the first time to come to IUPUI or applying for a new visa stamp to return to IUPUI, please continue to monitor this site and your embassy's website for the most recent guidance.

    At this time, we do not expect visa applications to be impacted. As always, we recommend applying for a visa as soon as possible to give you the best chance of receiving your visa by the time you need it.

  • If you applied for OPT and are waiting on your EAD

    USCIS is a fee-funded agency, so it should continue processing requests as normal. However, if USCIS needs support from an agency affected by the shutdown (for example, processing a security clearance as part of your application), you may experience delays while the shutdown is in effect.