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October 3, 2018

Each year the U.S. Department of State announces the countries eligible to apply for the Diversity Visa (green card) lottery. Information about this year's lottery (DV 2020) can be found here. For DV–2020, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply, because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China ( ...

September 5, 2018

As of September 10, 2018, the HIO will have a new schedule of walk-in advising hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:  9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Tuesday:  11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please stop by to chat with an Advisor on Call for quick questions or travel signatures. ...

August 29, 2018

The HIO has established an emergency telephone number to assist international students and scholars who encounter problems when attempting to enter the U.S. This emergency number (857-302-3772) should only be used for immigration and visa related emergencies that require an immediate response when university offices are closed. This may include requests for clarifying an individual's ...

Personal Stories

Every moment I spent at Harvard so far has been beautiful and it still feels unreal.It is great to be part of Harvard’s intellectually engaging community and every day spent here is an inspiration.

Ana-Maria Constantin - Romania - Harvard College2016

I feel like there is a lot to learn and imbibe from people due to the vast diversity in the background, culture and personalities and also because the international folklore is quite large.  Hence, every other person I meet on campus has an amazing story to tell and an interesting background to share.

Sukanya Punthambaker - India - Harvard Medical School

Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year