Washington (VNA) - Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc advised Vietnamese students studying in the US to stay calm and consult with their schools or universities regarding the US’s new foreign student visa policy. Earlier this week, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Student and Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP) announced that the US Department of State will neither issue visas to students nor permit them to enter the US if their universities switch to online-only courses, as a measure to stem the spread of COVID-19. Ngoc recommended Vietnamese students in the US directly contact their schools or universities’ centres for international students to seek support and advice for the best option. Students were also advised to stay in touch with the Vietnamese Embassy, Consulates General, and the association of Vietnamese youth and students in the US, for updates on the new policy. Ngoc also voiced his concern over the policy, saying that the … [Read more...] about Ambassador advises Vietnamese students in US to remain calm amid new visa policy
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"Everyone is grappling with so many questions at this point. If your university is going online you need to go back to your country and if it is hybrid [both online and in-person] you need to go back to the US. The whole concept of personal choice has been removed and we're literally being compelled to do something that we may not want to do. … [Read more...] about US student visas: ‘A lot of people I know are scared for the future’
Vietnamese rep offices help citizens amid COVID-19 epidemic The Vietnamese Consulate General in San Francisco and other representative agencies in the US have discussed with the host authorities and airlines on arranging flights to bring Vietnamese students home at an appropriate time. … [Read more...] about VN Education Ministry to help Vietnamese students as US issues new visa rules
Paying tuitions on a yearly basis is merely a convenient method of payment, and does not mean that the parents-school contract is renewed every year, and so VAS’s decision to not take in students next year is a unilateral termination of the contract, he explained. … [Read more...] about Parents in tuition wrangle with HCMC international school complain to authorities
The ministry called on Vietnamese students in the U.S. to stay calm and keep close watch on developments to make informed decisions. (Photo for illustration: hanoimoi.com.vn) If they have to return home and study online, they must register with the Vietnamese Embassy in the U.S., the ministry said, adding that it will coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to propose the organisation of flights to bring the students home. … [Read more...] about Ministry to support Vietnamese students in U.S.