International Student Services
Restricted Operations: ISS staff continue to work remotely and Schmitz Hall remains closed.
Summer 2021 Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm PST.
Virtual Front Desk provides advising services. Learn more about our virtual services.
Contact ISS: Send ISS a message via this Contact Form. Time sensitive immigration requests with specific deadlines will be prioritized. We’re also collecting feedback on our services through a short survey. Please fill it out!
ISS Website: We encourage you to use the ISS website to learn more about a variety of topics important to F and J students.
COVID-19 Information: Updates and related notices will be posted regularly. Coronavirus Information for F1 & J1 students
We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your patience!

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.

Employment After Studying

Off-Campus Work and Internships


Tax-related info for students on F-1 and J-1 visa

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.