Request an Appointment
If you are seeking advice regarding an immigration-related issue, please submit the Fall 2020 GLAO Immigration Appointment Request Form through Terplink. This form will open for submissions on August 1. Appointments begin in September. Note that you will need to sign in to TerpLink with your Campus ID in order to access and submit this form. This procedure is different from our regular scheduling procedure. Please do NOT schedule an immigration-related appointment through GLAO's online scheduling system. Thirty-minute appointments are available between 10 AM - 1:45 PM on the following dates: (to be determined by August 1st)
Policies for Immigration Appointments
One Appointment: Due to the high demand for this service, graduate students are permitted one appointment with GLAO’s immigration attorney per academic year. As such, please ensure that you come prepared with all of the information, questions, and documents that are relevant to your case. This will ensure that you are able to take full advantage of your appointment. Students requiring additional immigration legal advice following their appointment can reach out to GLAO for a referral to a local attorney or organization.
Meet with ISSS: It is our policy to advise F-1 and J-1 visa holders who are sponsored by the University of Maryland to meet with UMD’s International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) prior to meeting with the immigration attorney. It is critical that students meet with ISSS regarding the subject of their case/concern in order to determine the potential impacts on their student visa status. ISSS is the University’s representative and is in the best position to provide students with information to protect their current visa status as a student at the University. To schedule a meeting with ISSS please visit their website.
Immigration Appointment Disclaimer
The immigration attorney is not an employee of the University of Maryland and provides a service for legal advice and counsel only. Said information and services are limited to the meeting. Every effort will be made to ensure the accuracy of the information given and to clearly explain your options; however, please understand that an appointment does not constitute legal representation. If you are scheduled for an appointment with the immigration attorney, you will be required to sign the GLAO Immigration Appointment Disclaimer to acknowledge that you understand the purpose and limitations of this service.
GLAO supports and values equal opportunity, inclusion, accessibility, and diversity for all students. Our office welcomes all students regardless of their citizenship status. Undocumented students, with or without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), who are enrolled at the University of Maryland College Park are treated identically to any other U.S. citizen or permanent resident student.
Students seeking immigration-related advice can schedule an immigration appointment with us and may also find assistance from the organizations listed in the National Immigration Legal Services Directory.
For more resources and for a list of campus contacts dedicated to helping undocumented students please visit undocumented.umd.edu or email email@example.com.