Immigration-Related Emergencies

 

Examples: 

  • Trouble at the U.S. Port of Entry
  • Immediate danger of deportation from the U.S.
  • Arrest

What to do:

  • Call the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) at 202-687-4343.
  • Inform GUPD you are an international student or scholar, and GUPD will put you in touch with the appropriate IS Advisor.

Non-Immigration-Related Emergencies

 

Examples

  • Hospitalization
  • Personal injury
  • Sexual assault
  • Automobile accident
  • Robbery
  • Missing persons

What to do:

  • On campus: call GUPD at 202-687-4343 and explain the situation.
  • Off campus: Call 911
  • Please email your IS Advisor. OGS will provide assistance when the office reopens.

Immigration-related Non-Emergencies

 

If you are traveling without a valid travel signature:

  • Complete a shipping request via eShipGlobal.
  • Email your dedicated IS Advisor to request a new Form I-20 or Form DS-2019
  • The immigration document will be issued and sent to you when the office reopens.

If your passport is lost or stolen while you are in the United States:

  • Contact your local embassy to apply for a replacement passport.
  • Contact your dedicated IS Advisor to request a new Form I-20 or Form DS-2019.
  • The immigration document will be issued and sent to you when the office reopens.

* Note: some embassies require a police report in the case of a stolen passport. 

If you do not receive your visa or visa renewal by the program start date: 

  • Inform your academic Department/Schoool and inquire whether delayed arrival can be accommodated.
  • Email your dedicated IS Advisor. They will get back to you when the office reopens to explore your options.