Legal Considerations

It is important for you to be aware of your rights and responsibilities at Yale and in the U.S. Violating a Yale policy or U.S. law may have negative consequences for your U.S. immigration status. At the same time, every person in the U.S. has specific rights that must be respected by legal authorities. Learn more about legal considerations such as policies and laws, maintaining your visa status, and knowing your rights on this page.

Yale Policies & U.S. Laws

Maintaining Your Non-Immigrant Status

All non-immigrant students and scholars have certain requirements for maintaining lawful status in the U.S. Familiarize yourself with these requirements by viewing the 'Maintaining Status' page for your visa status on our website:

Tax Filing Obligations

All international students and scholars are required to file a U.S. tax return. If you receive U.S. source income, including wages, stipend, or scholarship funds, you will have a tax liability for that income. More information on tax filing requirements.

Additional Resources