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ISSO Limited Services, May 30-June 2, 2017
The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) will be operating on minimal staffing May 30-June 2, due to attendance at an off-site immigration conference. Learn more about ISSO's limited services.
Updated Visa Recharge Rates, Effective July 1, 2017
The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) will update its visa recharge fees, effective July 1, 2017-June 30, 2019. Learn more about the updated recharge fees.
U.S. Customs & Border Patrol (CBP) Issues Information on Inspection of Electronic Devices
Learn what to expect if CBP inspects your electronic device upon re-entry from abroad.
Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage
UCOP issues FAQs for University Employees About Possible Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions on University Property
Learn more about UCOP guidance.
New Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration
On March 6, 2017 the President of the United States revoked his prior Executive Order 13769, which had been issued January 27, 2017, and issued a new Executive Order that temporarily suspends visa issuance and U.S. entry for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for a period of 90-days. Learn more about how the new executive order affects UCSF international students and scholars.
USCIS Temporarily Suspends H-1B Premium Processing
USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing service for all H-1B petitions, effective April 3, 2017. Premium processing is a USCIS program that provides for a 15-day initial review for an additional $1,225 fee. USCIS has indicated that this suspension may last up to six months. Learn more about the USCIS temporary suspension.
Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration
ISSO would like to inform the community of an important update related to immigrant and non-immigrant visas. Effective January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order that addresses border security and immigration. The Executive Order contains provisions that impact individuals from all countries, as well as provisions for citizens from specific countries. Learn more about the executive order.