Immigration Resources Related to the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a number of challenges for UCSF international students and scholars. For new students and scholars in particular, navigating the recent policies impacting travel and entery in to the US can be difficult.

Below are some resources created by the ISSO for international students and scholars at UCSF who are planning to arrive during the Covid-19 pandemic. Please note, these resources are only to assist with specific immigration-related topics for international students and scholars. The UCSF Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Resources page contains all general information regarind UCSF campus-wide Covid-19 policies, including information on the Covid-19 testing protocol for new arrivals. Please read refer the UCSF Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Resource page for all information about campus policies.

Correcting your Immigration Documents

If you need to change the start date of your Exchange Visitor program at UCSF, please see our site on adjusting your DS-2019 start date to understand the process of amending your DS-2019 with a new start date.

Traveling to the US

Please see our page on Covid-19 travel restrictions for information on the Presidential Proclamiations banning travel to and entry to the US for specific countries as well as ISSO and UCSF Campus-wide guidance on international travel.

Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page contains a growing list of questions we have received from international students and scholars about topics related to the process traveling to the US and arriving in San Francisco during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Working During Covid-19

Maintaining your visa status requires you continue your employment at UCSF and that you keep your home address and work site address updated. See our page on working remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic for information on how to maintain your visa status if you are not able to work in the lab as a result of a "Stay at Home" order or campus policy.