International Students and Scholars Office
Providing the highest quality of service in areas that support the social, cultural, and immigration needs of the UCSF international community.
IMPORTANT: The ISSO is actively processing UCSF visa requests.


COVID-19 Travel Restrictions (Updated 7/29/2021)

July 29, 2021
Travel restrictions limiting the ability to enter the U.S. from certain countries remain in place and UCSF continues to discourage international travel.

Scams Directed at International Students and Scholars

May 14, 2021
A number of international students and scholars around the Bay Area (including UCSF) have been targeted by a phone “scam” involving someone claiming to be from a government agency.

Letter from UC System to Department of State and Department of Homeland Security

April 30, 2021
On behalf of the ten campuses of the University of California (UC), UC President Michael Drake and UC Chancellors express the urgent need for immediate action to allow international s