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.


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.

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



Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa) Orientation - October 2022

Date: October 20, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

H-1B Visa Orientation - October 2022

Date: October 27, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa) Orientation - November 2022

Date: November 17, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Understanding the J-1 Visa Two-Year Home Residency Requirement

Date: November 18, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.