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International Services Office (ISO)


ISO will close early on Thursday, March 4th, at 3:00pm. Services will resume as scheduled on Friday, March 5th at 8:30am.

Please consult ISO's COVID-19 Immigration Information page and related Frequently Asked Questions.  These will be updated as appropriate.

ISO Student Services' Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours
Mondays & Thursdays1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesdays & Fridays9:00am to 12:00pm

Recent Immigration Action:

Resources are available on the DHS Proposed Rule to eliminate Duration of Status (D/S) for F and J nonimmigrant students & scholars. Please see the recording & slides from our recent Town Hall (10/16) and related communications.

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!

  • President Mangelsdorf on events of Jan 6th

    President Sarah Mangelsdorf expressed shock, anger, and sorrow over the events Wednesday at the US Capitol and also shared hope that we can refocus our attention on the issues confronting our nation and community today: the COVID-19 pandemic, economic inequality, and systemic racism. Read her full message message to the University community here.

  • Scams targeting International Populations

    Recently, ISO and UR's Department of Public Safety have received multiple reports of students targeted by scammers seeking fraudulent payments and personal information. Please review DPS Guidance on Scams & Fraud for context on common scam strategies and way to avoid becoming a victim of such schemes. 

  • ISO virtual advising & business practices

    Consistent with university guidance, ISO has moved all advising and business processes to a virtual environment. Current operations include access to ISO staff by email, phone, and virtual appointments and advising services. For details, please review our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions related to ISO Operations & Services.

  • 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.

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