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The Department of State (DOS) has issued updates on the operational status of the Consular Consolidated Database, which is used for visa and passport processing.  Applicants should continue to expect approximately one week beyond normal processing for nonimmigrant visas.

Please refer to the Department of State's website for the most up-to-date information:  http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english.html.  

The OIS has been advised by the Department of State that the consular systems experienced technical difficulties beginning in mid-July.  The problem is world-wide and not specific to any particular country or visa category.  As a result, this has prevented U.S. embassies and consulates from issuing passports, visas, and other official documents.  The Department of State is working diligently in investigating the cause of the performance issues and to restore full functionality to the global database. 

Please refer to http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english.html for regular updates on the status of visa issuance. 

Join the Johns Hopkins International Society on Saturday, April 19 for an Easter Egg Hunt!

Where - Decker Garden on the Homewood Campus

When - 10 a.m. (rain or shine!)

Who is invited - Johns Hopkins affiliates and their families

If you have any questions, email internationalsociety@jhmi.edu.  

The JHU Tax Office has purchased the license for - GLACIER Tax Prep (This program replaces CINTAX) a complete Federal tax preparation software for nonresident aliens (NRA's) students and scholars. (A product of Arctic International, LLC). See flyer for details.

TEDxFulbright in partnership with the Fulbright Association challenge the general public to submit bold, innovative ideas that will tackle the most difficult issues that face our society today. “We must dare to think ‘unthinkable’ thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.” -JW Fulbright

 

In the spirit of the Fulbright Program and its mission to foster mutual understanding through open dialogue and exchange, the Fulbright Social Innovation Challenge encourages applicants to submit ideas that will have a sustainable impact on communities locally and/or globally. Finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas at TEDxFulbright in Washington, DC on April 5, 2014. The winner and finalists will also receive various prizes and pro bono services offered by sponsoring institutions to help launch their idea after the TEDxFulbright event.

Two-page proposals alongside optional video samples must be submitted by March 3, 2014 in accordance with the Submission Guidelines, found at http://www.TEDxFulbright.org/dc-challenge/. Questions may be directed to Challenge@TEDxFulbright.org.

Register to attend TEDxFulbright from Feb. 17 and engage in a modern program that celebrates intellect, creativity, and connection. Learn more at www.TEDxFulbright.org.