Arrival Delays - Change in Plans

Please notifiy Immigration Services and your sponsoring department and/or the Graduate School if your arrival at UMMS will be delayed or if there has been a change in plans and you will no longer be coming to UMMS. As your visa sponsor, we must be informed of any change in plans so that we can correct / update any necessary paperwork and, if applicable, notify the appropriate government offices.  We may also need to re-arrange your new-employee appointments.

If you are in F-1 status

We are required to validate your arrival in the SEVIS system within thirty days after the program start date listed on Form I-20. In addition, you may miss registration deadlines if your arrival is delayed, which may impact your immigration status in the U.S.

If you are in J-1 status sponsored by UMMS

We are required to validate your arrival in the SEVIS system within thirty days after the program start date listed on Form DS-2019. If you will not be entering the United States by the program start date listed on your document, we may need to amend your SEVIS record and/or send you a new document to allow you to enter the United States.

If you are in Graduate Medical Education and your J-1 is sponsored by ECFMG

You must notify ECFMG and UMMS Graduate Medical Education directly of any changes in your arrival plans.   Since residency and fellowship orientation and program schedules are fixed, arrival delays and/or change in plans may significantly impact your program.

If you are in H-1B, TN, E-3 or another status

While UMMS is not required to validate your arrival at UMMS, please inform us of any delays or change of plans so that we can assess whether or not the changes will effect your immigration/employment in the United States.