Current International Postdocs

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Announcements & News

Immigration Updates & Resources:

February 10, 2017 Travel Ban Update from HIO

University-wide Town-hall style Information Session on Executive Orders | Monday, February 13 | 6:30-8:00pm | Harvard-Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge. Open to all members of the Harvard Community. (2.7.17)

HIO Updates on Executive Orders (2.3.17)

Guidance on International Travel and U.S. Immigration Changes from Harvard Global Support Services, includes information and resources (2.2.17)

National Postdoctoral Association responds to immigration concerns. (2.3.17)

"We are all Harvard" letter from Harvard President Drew Faust on the recent executive order (1.29.17)


None listed at this time

Information & Resources

Harvard International Office
The HIO is part of the University’s Central Administration and offers services to international students and scholars at Harvard College, the graduate and professional schools, as well as the numerous research centers and affiliated teaching hospitals, to minimize the difficulties they may experience both upon arrival and later during their stay at Harvard. Mission: HIO provides information on a wide range of topics, including immigration issues (work permits, travel), financial questions, social and cultural differences, and resources at Harvard and in the community. International students are given the opportunity to participate in Harvard's International Student Host Program, which connects them with Americans living in the Cambridge and Boston areas.

Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program
For thirty years, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC), in partnership with Greater Boston Legal Services, has focused on direct representation of individuals applying for U.S. asylum and related protections, as well as representation of individuals who have survived domestic violence and other crimes and/or who seek avoidance of forced removal in immigration proceedings pursuant to various forms of relief (i.e., VAWA, U-visas, Cancellation of Removal, Temporary Protected Status, etc.). HIRC is also involved in appellate and policy advocacy at the local, national, and international levels.

Harvard Global Support Services
Our mission is to support and enable Harvard’s international projects and travel while mitigating risks to the University and individuals. What We Do: We provide tools and guidance that enable faculty, students, and staff to study, work, and research overseas. In support of the University’s international strategy, we work with every School and Central Administration department to simplify global operations, facilitate collaboration, and flexibly address risks.

Tax Information for Foreign Nationals
As a Harvard postdoc you have access to the Windstar tax preparation software to help you prepare your tax return -  "Windstar is a software program that assists certain foreign nationals in determining U.S. federal and Massachusetts state tax status. It will also prepare the appropriate tax forms required for filing Tax Non-Resident tax returns." Available via the HIO website.
The Harvard International Office also has a section on taxes and social security.  Their website includes links to tax preparers that specialize in international returns as well as contacts for state and federal government resources to help answer your questions about how to declare fellowship income, reimbursements, etc.
  -Overview of Tax Information for Postdoc, from the National Postdoctoral Association

Harvard Neighbors
- Harvard Neighbors is a volunteer and membership organization that for over 100 years has worked to create a sense of community for the members of this large University. Through a wide variety of activities, Harvard Neighbors helps both newcomers and more established members to become acquainted with one another. The volunteers welcome and offer support to recent arrivals; plan and host a variety of social events; and offer special activities and social opportunities for people who share common interests. Membership is open to active and retired Harvard faculty and staff (including visiting scholar and researchers, postdoc fellows and program fellows) and their spouses or partners.

Boston & Cambridge Official Visitor Guide
- Complete online version of the printed guide, easy to read in PDF format. Published by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitor's Bureau, Inc.