3085 0 Travel Advisory for Incoming International Students - COVID Tests and Travel Bans All air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country need to get tested for COVID-19 no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. This will go into effect on January 26, 2021. Also travel bans for individuals traveling from the UK, Schengen area, Iran, China, Brazil and now South Africa have been reinstated. The national interest exception for F-1 students coming from the UK/Ireland, and Schengen area still applies. 01/26/2021 1833 3118 0 Address Updates Don't forget that F-1 students should notify their international student advisors within 10 days each time they move (to a new room/house) within the U.S. We also would appreciate updates on your permanent address outside the U.S. if there are changes. 136 3129 0 New online version of OPT application USCIS has now created an option for filing your OPT application electronically. Talk to your international student advisers for more details. 0 3145 0 OPT Deadline for Fall 2021 Grads If you are graduation in Fall 2021, Aug. 25, 2021 is the earliest possible date to apply for post-completion OPT. 545