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.


DHS Proposed Rule for Elimination of "Duration of Status" (D/S)

September 29, 2020
On Friday September 25, 2020 the Department of Homeland Security published a proposed rule that seeks to eliminate the practice of Duration Of Status and replace it with a date certain I-94 end date among other changes.

USCIS Fee Increase – Updated BearBuy Checks Required From Sept 1, 2020

August 11, 2020
US Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) will increase their processing fees by a weighted average of 20% to help recover its operational costs. Effective September 1, 2020, employment-based visa requests (H-1B, TN, E-3, O-1) submitted to Human...

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

August 05, 2020
As a result of Coronavirus, the U.S. government has implemented a number of policies that significantly impact the ability of travelers to enter the country.



Morning Stretch and Yoga

Date: September 30, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

First Thursday Meet and Mingle

Date: October 1, 2020
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

J-1 Visa Orientation

Date: October 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

H-1B Orientation

Date: October 2, 2020
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.