Office of Immigration Services

Visas and Status

Navigating federal immigration policies in the U.S. can be a challenge. We’re here to help.

Employment

We offer immigration-based advising for students regarding on- and off-campus work.

Travel

Check in with us before you depart the U.S. for reminders and updates that may inform your re-entry.

Advocacy

We watch closely for regulatory policy changes, and work to advocate on behalf of our international community whenever possible.

Find us in Keefe 219!

The OIS is now located in its new space: 219 Keefe Campus Center, right across from the Class and Access Resource Center.

Welcome to the Office of Immigration Services

It can be a challenge to navigate federal immigration policies and processes in the United States while staying up-to-date-on status requirements and expectations, especially when relocating and adjusting to a new environment.  We're here to help.

The Office of Immigration Services (OIS) offers advising and resources to the students of Amherst College community seeking immigration and visa support.  Hailing from over fifty countries, the OIS works closely with Mammoths from around the globe as you prepare for and join Amherst College, build community and develop academic interests, and ultimately explore professional paths.

In addition to advising and providing support, the OIS watches closely for regulatory updates from government agencies that impact immigration policy and is responsible for institutional compliance with federal immigration regulations.

We hope you won't hesitate to reach out if we can be of any assistance!