International Student Services

ISS Services

  • Administers the University’s F-1 and J-1 Student programs, and monitors University compliance with the federal immigration laws governing these programs and visa types related to study
  • Advises students of the restrictions imposed and benefits accorded by their immigration status
  • Assists international students in resolving academic, financial and personal difficulties in coordination with faculty, department advisers, and other University resources or community agencies
  • Conducts comprehensive new student orientation programs
  • Represents the University of Washington to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of State, U.S. and foreign embassies, and international sponsoring organizations

The information on this web site is of a general nature and not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual. ISS staff are not attorneys and do not give legal advice outside their responsibility to the UW.  It may be recommended that individuals consult their own legal counsel. Web site 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. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain legal status in the US at all times and to comply fully with University policies and procedures.