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.


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.

Rescinded: SEVP Policy Modifications for Fall 2020 Online Courses

July 07, 2020
On July 14, the US Department of Homeland Security agreed to rescind the policy directive that would have required at least some in-person university coursework in order to remain in the US.



Parenting During COVID-19 Casual Discussion

Date: August 19, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Third Thurday Meet + Mingle

Date: August 20, 2020
Time: 5 p.m. - 7p.m.

ISSO Netflix Party + Zoom Discussion: American Factory

Date: August 25, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. - TBD

J-1 Visa Orientation

Date: August 27, 2020
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.