International Student Services

International Student Services staff will be working remotely through spring quarter and Schmitz Hall will remain closed. Spring quarter ISS office hours are Monday – Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm. 

Advising and front desk staff will be available through our new Virtual Front Desk service – more information is published on our About Us page.

We encourage you to use the ISS web pages to answer questions on a variety of topics important to F and J students. Due to a significant increase in student requests and Have a Question emails, all processing requests will be completed within one month. Time sensitive immigration requests with specific deadlines will be prioritized. In general, we will respond to Have a Question emails within 5 business days

We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your patience.

COVID-19 related updates will be posted to these pages once new information is available. 

Coronavirus Information for F1 & J1 students

The UW is home to nearly 8,000 international students representing more than 100 countries. ISS staff advises international students with F-1 or J-1 visas who are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington.

International Student Services helps:

  • provide guidance on maintaining F-1 or J-1 immigration status while attending the UW
  • process F-1 and J-1 immigration benefits
  • navigate university policy and understand F-1 and J-1 visa restrictions
  • ensure university and student compliance with immigration policies
  • provide educational tools, including workshops and tutorials

Note: International student advisors are not attorneys and are unable to provide legal advice.


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DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is of a general nature and not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual. The content is written with care, but may not be comprehensive or up-to-date. UW ISS is not responsible for content found through external links. Ultimately, it is the student’s responsibility to maintain legal status in the U.S. at all times and to comply fully with University policies and procedures.