Immigration Services

We support internationalization and global awareness through programs ranging from Education Abroad for PNW students to welcoming international students and English Language Program participants.

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Supporting International Students and Scholars

Committed to the internationalization of Purdue University Northwest, we provide services to international clientele as well as  university and offices. We also enhance the academic, cultural and social pursuits of students and scholars from abroad through expertise in immigration, advising, and cross-cultural programming.

Immigration Services

Immigration information is the most important service we offer. We are the expert resource in the areas of F-1, J-1, H-1B, TN, O and PR rules and regulations as well as PNW’s liaison with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of State, the Department of Labor and the Indianapolis Workforce Development Alien Certification Unit.

We have information regarding the new administration’s changes to immigration law or practice in the U.S.,  including travel, visa issuance, Executive Orders and special FAQs.

Health Insurance

PNW is happy to offer health insurance options to students through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical and Prescription Drug Plan. Coverage includes medical and prescription drug, as well as limited vision and dental.

All international undergraduate and graduate students who are registered, regardless of credit hours, or in an approved professional certificate program must enroll in the mandatory university health insurance plan unless you meet the criteria for a waiver.

Learn More

  • Guidance on maintaining good immigration Status
  • Extension-of-stay applications; transfer to or from other U.S. institution
  • Employment applications, including on- and off-campus options
  • Reinstatement applications
  • Travel endorsements
  • Reduced course load Authorization
  • Applications to change non-immigrant status
  • Production of immigration documents for prospective undergraduate and graduate students
  • Exchange Visitor Program (J-1 student and scholar visa information)
  • H1B/PERM Liaison to West Lafayette for Departments hiring non-immigrant faculty Employment-based Permanent Residence applications.

Important Immigration Updates and News

Contact Us

iss@pnw.edu
(219) 989-2082

Walk-In Advising

Monday to Friday, noon to 2 p.m.

Appointment Advising

Monday to Friday, 2 to 4:30 p.m.