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Welcome to International Student and Scholar Services!

ISSS is committed to offering immigration advising and support services to our international student and scholar population.

ISSS is Moving Locations

ISSS is moving from Melrose Hall to the International House. We will be working remotely until the move is complete on June 26, 2023. Starting June 26, we will be located at the International House. You can find directions using the instructions here.

Virtual Drop In Advising

Drop in advising will be available from 11am to 3pm Monday through Thursday throughout the summer. You can join virtually via Zoom at

Advising Appointments

Advising appointments are available in-person or virtually for longer questions. You can book an appointment on our Bookings page.

For help with advising, please see our guide on Getting Advising from International Student and Scholar Services.

Important Reminder for New International Students

Please note that if you are applying for a Social Security Number, you must print out the electronic I-20 in color and sign the document in blue ink. We also recommend that you take the official Department of Homeland Security Guidance on electronic I-20s with you.

If your department has questions about the electronic I-20 or am employment stamp, please show them the ISSS Employment Letter.

Incoming Students

Explore the incoming student section of the website to learn about immigration requirements and prepare for your arrival to campus.

Current Students

Learn about maintaining immigration status, employment, travel health insurance, and more.

Faculty, Researchers, Staff & Visitors

Familiarize yourself with H-1B, J-1, and other immigration requirements.

UT Departments

Find information on procedures specific to F-1 and J-1 students, scholars, faculty, and researchers.