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September 3, 2019

Important Update to OPT I-20 Request Process

Beginning Monday, September 9, 2019, ISS will move to an entirely electronic request process for the OPT I-20. In order to improve our processing time and streamline services, the ISS office will be introducing a new online form for OPT I-20 requests. Please review our revised website here: https://iss.washington.edu/employment/f1-employment/opt/post-completion/ Instead of bringing a physical packet…


August 16, 2019

Plan Ahead: processing delays & limited advising September 9-20

We are excited to welcome all students back to campus, including over 2,000 new international students joining the UW this fall. The ISS staff will participate in FIUTS Welcome Weeks orientation programs from September 9 – 20. Fewer advisors will be available during this time, resulting in delayed processing and limited services. Please plan ahead…


July 2, 2019

Welcome New Students!

Are you a new student starting your studies at UW summer quarter? If so, welcome! Be sure to complete the ISS Online New Student Check-In. We look forward to helping you with all matters related to your F-1 or J-1 status.


June 28, 2019

We are open during summer quarter!

International Student Services is open and available throughout the summer months to answer questions, process immigration benefits, and schedule appointments with advisors if needed. Office hours remain Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Because many students take summer quarter as a vacation, the ISS staff uses this time to plan for the upcoming…


April 1, 2019

Plan Ahead – Processing delays May 15-31

Delayed Processing:  May 15 – 31, 2019 Limited Advising: May 28 – 31, 2019 The ISS will have delayed processing and limited advising from May 15 – 31. Several ISS advisors will be attending an annual conference on immigration policy and international student advising which means we will have fewer advisors available to assist students. Requests or…


March 28, 2019

OPT Orientation Video


March 19, 2019

CPT Info Session Wed, April 10 @ 3:30pm

Are you interested in getting permission to work off campus in a job related to your degree? Are you planning to find an internship (paid or unpaid)? If so, you will need to apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT), a form of work authorization for current students. Learn who qualifies for CPT as well as how…


OPT Info Session Wed, Mar 27 @ 5:30pm

Are you interested in obtaining permission to work off campus in a job related to your degree? Learn about Optional Practical Training (OPT), a form of work/training authorization for current F-1 students and students who will graduate soon. Learn who qualifies for OPT as well as how and when to apply. Date: Wednesday, March 27 Time:…


March 12, 2019

Glacier Tax Prep Available! Tax Resources and Workshops

Log in to Glacier Tax Prep to learn what tax documents you’re required to submit to the U.S. Internal Revenue Services (IRS). (They are the U.S. government tax agency). Read our tax FAQs. Mark your calendar for an upcoming tax workshop offered by Student Fiscal Services, International Student Services, and the Integrated Services Center.


March 7, 2019

OPT Info Session Wed, Mar 13 @ 5:30pm

Are you interested in obtaining permission to work off campus in a job related to your degree? Learn about Optional Practical Training (OPT), a form of work/training authorization for current F-1 students and students who will graduate soon. Learn who qualifies for OPT as well as how and when to apply. Date: Wednesday, March 13 Time:…


March 1, 2019

OPT Info Session Tues, Mar 12 @ 12:30pm

Are you interested in obtaining permission to work off campus in a job related to your degree? Learn about Optional Practical Training (OPT), a form of work/training authorization for current F-1 students and students who will graduate soon. Learn who qualifies for OPT as well as how and when to apply. Date: Tuesday, March 12 Time:…


Introduction to F-1 Employment Info Session Thurs, Mar 7 @ 3:30pm

Do you know the rules about what kind of work or internship you are allowed to do in the U.S. as an international student in F-1 status? This information session will give you an overview of your employment and internship options as an international student in F-1 status. Date: Thursday, March 7 Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30…



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