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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!

  • ISO Closed Monday 8/19/19

    Due to off-site orientation programming, the ISO will be CLOSED on Monday, August 19, 2019. Normal business hours will resume at 8:30am on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

  • I-901 SEVIS Fees at new rates

    The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is now charging higher rates for the I-901 SEVIS Fee, which took effect on Monday, June 24th. The new rates are charged at $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. Payments processed on a new SEVIS record via the online system ( are now subject to these rates.  More info on this fee payment can be found here.

  • ISO has relocated to College Town

    The ISO has physically relocated to our new College Town space.  Office operations resumed on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018. 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