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.


U.S. Consulates Closed in China (Dec 15, 2022)

December 22, 2022
U.S. visa services in Beijing, Wuhan, Shenyang, and Guangzhou have been temporarily suspended due to COVID conditions. The situation is fluid, however, and may change across China as COVID transmission rates increase.

Winter 2022/2023 Travel Guidance

November 30, 2022
As we approach the holiday season, we are reaching out to advise on international travel. Our advice depends on your specific situation:

Onsite Requirement for J-1 Visa Holders

May 05, 2022
The U.S. Department of State (USDOS) requires that J-1 exchange visitors participate in onsite work at least three days per week until June 30, 2023 after which time full-time presence will be required.



Understanding the 2-year Home Requirement (Feb 2023)

Date: February 10, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa) Orientation – February 2023

Date: February 16, 2023
Time: 12:00p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa) Orientation – March 2023

Date: March 16, 2023
Time: 12:00p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa) Orientation – April 2023

Date: April 20, 2023
Time: 12:00p.m. - 1:30 p.m.