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Wednesday , September 30 2020

Online-only foreign students must leave US

KUWAIT CITY, July 8: Based on the decision of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the US embassy in Kuwait said overseas students residing in the United States and enrolled in distance learning programs ‘online’ when the next academic year resumes must leave the United States, and allow students enrolled in universities with personal presence, reports Al-Jarida daily.

This is what is published by the embassy on its website which reads: “Student visas are an important priority for US Embassy, Kuwait, and we are proud of the success Kuwaiti students have had at US academic institutions. We appreciate the patience of students and their families during this extraordinary time.” “Guidance from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement indicates that students enrolled under a fully online program at an academic institution should depart the United States.”

“Students attending schools with in-person classes or a ‘hybrid model’ – that is, a mixture of online and in person classes – are allowed to stay in the United States while completing their studies. All students should contact their Designated School Official (DSO) at their academic institution to understand the rules for their program. Your DSO can tell you whether you should apply for a student (F-1) visa at this time.”

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