What's New

January 24, 2023

If you were present in the United States (U.S.) during any part of calendar year 2022 in any immigration status other than B or WT/WB (ESTA), there is at least one tax form (IRS Form 8843) you must file with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) this spring. If you were not in the U.S. at all during 2022, you do not need to complete any tax forms at this year.

This season, Sprintax will be hosting a series of free open tax webinars to provide helpful information around nonresident tax filing obligations. You can find the details and registration links here.

For more information on the tax filing process, review the HIO Tax FAQ and additional tax preparation resources. 


January 20, 2023

February 8, 2023, 4:30pm-6pm

U.S. immigration regulations do not clearly define employment and never contemplated the new era of entrepreneurs, influencers and social media. In a time where it seems many students and scholars are interested in launching a new business endeavor, foreign nationals must beware and tread very carefully.  What should non-immigrant students and academics know about launching a business at various stages of their immigration journey?  What activities count as U.S. employment? What options exist for work authorization both in the short-term and longer-term alternatives?

Find out the answers to these questions and more during an informational session by immigration attorney Mary E. Walsh, a partner at Iandoli Desai & Cronin, P.C. which is a firm specializing in U.S. immigration law.

This session will be held over Zoom on February 8, 2023, 4:30pm-6pm. Register for the session here

January 6, 2023

Starting Tuesday, January 17, the HIO will expand its walk in travel signature and document pick up hours to 12pm – 2pm every week day. Until January 17, the HIO is open weekdays from 12pm – 1pm for walk in travel signatures. For directions, and more information on contacting the HIO, please see Contact Us.

Personal Stories

I have met amazing people that make feel like at home. It is surprising to meet new people of different nationalities, backgrounds, and cultures that share similar experiences and ambitions than mine. That helps me to get along easily with them.

Eduardo Peláez - Peru - Graduate School of Design

It’s fun being among such a large and diverse community of students and scholars. Not only diverse in terms of nationality, but also in terms of interests and fields of study. In my first six months at Harvard, I had both become an intern as an Office of Technology Fellow, and had acted in a Shakespeare play run by the student drama society. Such are the possibilities at this institution.

Seun Araromi - United Kingdom - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year