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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!

  • New Student Walk-in Advising Hours - Effective Spring 2020

    Effective January 13, 2020, the ISO has different student walk-in advising hours at our College Town and River Campus locations. Please check our Contact page for a full summary of hours and locations.

  • 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.

  • 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