Travel & Immigration

Travel & Immigration


Travel

ATTENTION: Starting in 2021, US citizens will need to register for travel to Europe. Please see the links below for more information. Please click here for more information or visit the ETIAS website

 


 

If you are a TC faculty member or administrator traveling on college-related business, OIA provides information to assist you before, during, and after your trip. Please see the OIA Travel Handbook for more information.

Please note the following deadlines regarding expense reimbursements per Accounts Payable:

  • Domestic Business Expense reimbursement requests must be submitted to the Accounts Payable Department for processing within 90 days after the completion of the event or travel to receive a non-taxable reimbursement. Kindly note that because the College is required to comply with the federal government’s regulations governing non-taxable employee’s business expenses, requests submitted after 90 days will be reimbursed but will be taxed and reported as income, as they do not meet the College’s Accountable Plan criteria.
  • International Business Expense reimbursement requests must be submitted to the Accounts Payable Department for processing within 90 days after the completion of the event or travel to receive a non-taxable reimbursement. Kindly note that because the College is required to comply with the federal government’s regulations governing non-taxable employee’s business expenses, requests submitted after 90 days will be reimbursed but will be taxed and reported as income, as they do not meet the College’s Accountable Plan criteria.

For more information, please visit the Accounts Payable (apinquiries@tc.columbia.edu).

Office of International Students and Scholars

For immediate help and assistance with international student and scholar support, please reach out to the Office of International Students and Scholars.

For travel requirements for re-entering the U.S., please click here.

 

Immigration Resources

Free or low-cost immigration legal help is available from a number of organizations in New York:

  • The Immigration Advocates Nonprofit Resource Center also provides a list of immigration legal services in New York 
  • New York City provides “free, safe immigration help at ActionNYC (or call the ActionNYC hotline at 1-800- 354-0365 during business hours Monday to Friday)

Many other organizations provide important timely information about the evolving immigration situation and the rights of immigrants:

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