Advising Services

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WMU Immigration Compliance offers several advising services to WMU students, scholars and staff:

  1. Advising: for quick, simple questions related to immigration. (virtual advising available through phone and email) 
  2. Private Appointments: for addressing confidential or complicated issues with an immigration advisor. (virtual appointments available through phone and email)
  3. Optional Practical Training Workshops: workshops offered for F-1 students interested in Optional Practical Training. (OPT virtual advising available through phone and email)
  4. Travel Signature Events: open hours to receive a travel signature from an immigration advisor. Travel signature events are held every semester.