International Student Services

International Student Services staff are working remotely and available to provide answers, support, and process benefit requests submitted via our web forms. Current office hours are Monday – Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm. Advisors will be working on projects and other tasks on Fridays and will not be available for appointments, processing, or replies to Have a Question emails. 

We encourage you to use the ISS web pages as your first resource 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 15 business days. Time sensitive immigration requests will be prioritized whenever possible. We will respond to Have a Question emails within 2-4 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

Planning for Autumn 2020 – What international students need to know (updated 8-13-2020)

The UW is home to over 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 advisors are here to help:

  • 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.


Summer Reminders

Employment for International Students

Quick Resources

Easily find forms that apply to you.

Learn about updates and current events.

Register for upcoming webinars and info sessions.


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.