International Students & Scholars Office

Providing the highest quality of service in areas that support the social, cultural, and immigration needs of the UCSF international community.


H-1B Premium Processing Fee Increase

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just announced an increase to the USCIS premium processing service fee. The DHS fee has increased from $1,225 to $1,410. Learn more about the increased premium processing fee.

ISSO Limited Services

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) will be operating on minimal staffing October 15-October 19, due to attendance at an off-site immigration conference. Learn more about ISSO limited services during this time period.

UCOP Temporary Protected Status

UC Office of the President has issued a FAQ sheet for affected students with TPS from El Salvador, Haiti and Honduras. Learn more about the FAQ sheet.

Presidential Proclamation Fully or Partially Restricts US Entry 

Effective December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that Presidential Proclamation 9645 (also known as the Travel Ban) can go into effect while legal challenges proceed. This Proclamation partially or fully restricts entry into the United States for nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela Yemen and Somalia. Learn more about the Presidential Proclamation.

Non-Immigrant Visa Processing Resumes for Turkish Citizens

The US has resumed processing non-immigrant visas for Turkish citizens on a limited basis. Learn more about the re-opening of limited visa services

New US Visa Restrictions

On Sunday, September 24, 2017 President Trump issued the “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats” proclamation. Learn more about the latest USCIS visa restrictions.

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.

Supreme Court Decision on Executive Order 13780 “Travel Ban.”

On Monday, June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States granted the U.S. government’s request for a stay of the previous lower court preliminary injunctions to the Executive Order 13780 “Travel Ban. This order bars nationals of Libya, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen from entry into the US for a period of ninety days. Learn more about the Supreme Court’s decision.