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.


Limited Service During Holidays

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) will be operating on limited services during the holidays. Learn more about ISSO's limited services.

Increased Premium Processing Fees

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will increase the USCIS premium processing service fee from $1,410 to $1,440. Effective immediately, H-1B premium processing requests must include the DHS fee increase. Learn more about the increased fee.

Scams Directed at International Students and Scholars

International students and scholars around the Bay Area (including UCSF) have been targeted by a phone “scam” involving someone claiming to be from the Social Security Office. Learn more about scams.

Updated Visa Recharge Fees

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) will update its visa recharge fees for all visa requests submitted on or after July 1, 2019. Learn more about the updated fees.

Immigration Updates

The past few months, there have been immigration developments that can impact the UCSF international community. We encourage the international community to review the immigration updates.

UC President's Office Guidance on Supreme Court Decision on Executive Order 13780 “Travel Ban”

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, The University of California's Office of the President published guidance on the recent United States Supreme Court decision and implementation of Executive Order 13780. The new guidance may be read on the University of California's immigration webpage.