Faculty and Department Administrators

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) is the sole campus entity authorized to represent UCSF on all matters pertaining to immigration, including:

  • reporting international student and scholar data to federal agencies on behalf of UCSF as mandated by federal and state law
  • improving and monitoring compliance with state, federal, and University regulations governing immigration services
  • providing international students, scholars, visitors and UCSF departments with information, advice, and assistance with visa documentation, employment authorization, and the maintenance of immigration status

ISSO strives to provide the best services to the international community and the UCSF community at large. Please see the links below for more information.

How to Invite a Scholar

Use of Outside Counsel

Policy on International Volunteers

Sample Letters for Departments Working with International Scholars

Employing Students on OPT at UCSF