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International Services Office (ISO)

We provide services to international students, scholars, employees, and other visitors to the University of Rochester, as well as the departments that host and support them.

Our responsibilities include:

  • Issuing immigration documents
  • Advising on relevant immigration matters
  • Meeting US reporting requirements
  • Offering information on adjusting to life and culture in the US and at Rochester

Learn more about our office or contact us. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Alerts and Messages  Alert!

  • I-901 SEVIS Fees to increase 6/24/2019

    The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has announced new rates for the I-901 SEVIS Fee to take effect on Monday, June 24th. The new rates will be $350 for F-1 applicants and $220 for J-1 applicants. F-2 and J-2 visa holders continue to be exempt from the SEVIS fee.

    International students and exchange visitors are required to pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee online when they obtain a new SEVIS record (  The new fees will be required only for F-1 and J-1 visa holders who have NOT paid the fee previously.  This includes newly admitted students who receive their SEVIS details and/or submit their payment after 6/24, as well as any current students who need a new SEVIS record to return to UR, correct a status issue, etc.  This new fee rule should NOT impact our current international populations or those incoming students who already received their I-20 or DS-2019 from the University or will pursue a SEVIS immigration transfer from another school later this summer. Please contact ISO to discuss any specific concerns or questions.

  • ISO has relocated to College Town!!

    The ISO has physically relocated to our new College Town space.  Office operations resumed on Wednesday, September 19th. ISO Student Services has retained space on the River Campus and at Eastman School of Music to operate satellite services and remote walk-in advising. Information about our new hours and locations can be found here.

  • Recent Immigration Actions & Policies

    The latest Executive Order summaries, government information, and a statement on ISO sponsorship practices are available on our Recent Immigration Actions page.

International Services Office