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.


USCIS Announces Inflation Increase for Premium Processing Fees 

January 05, 2024
On December 28, 2023, USCIS announced that premium processing (PP) fees will increase from $2,500 to $2,805. The change primarily impacts UCSF's employment-based H-1B population. 

Onsite Requirements for J-1 Visa Holders – DOS Guidance Directive Updated June 8, 2023

June 13, 2023
Effective July 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) is ending its policy that permitted temporary modifications of EVPs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Updates for F-1 International Students Enrolled in Remote Coursework

May 22, 2023
Beginning Fall 2023 online instruction is limited to no more than one class (or three units) per term for all F-1 students



Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa) Orientation – August 2024

Date: August 15, 2024
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.