Providing the highest quality of service in areas that support the social, cultural, and immigration needs of the UCSF international community.
ISSO Closed, July 30, 2015
The ISSO will be closed July 30, 2015. Please be sure to contact your ISSO adviser prior to this date if you have time sensitive processing requests.
New Policy for Shortening J-1 Programs - April 22, 2015
The U.S. Department of State has issued a Guidance Directive notifying institutions of new procedures for J-1 exchange visitors who complete their programs early. Details can be found here.
ISD Launch for H-1B Requests - April 6, 2015
The ISSO is pleased to announce that the online visa request system- International Scholar Dossier (ISD) – will go live with processing H-1B requests April 6, 2015. Additional information can be found here.
Regulatory Changes for J-Exchange Visitors, November 20, 2014
In October, the United States Department of State published a substantial change to J-regulations with the intention of better protecting program participants. A summary of the changes that directly affect J-1 and J-2 holders and their hosts can be found here.