International Students

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) provides visa and immigration advising to F-1 and J-1 international students at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). ISSS also provides orientation, workshops, information, and referrals to international students regarding cultural, personal, and other concerns. We welcome you to UC Santa Cruz and are here to assist you as you transition to your new community.

Note: All requests for initial I-20s and new DS-2019s must be valid, complete, and submitted via iGlobal at least 30 calendar days before the term begins in which the student plans to arrive for in-person courses. This deadline is to increase the likelihood of the student successfully getting a new F-1/J-1 visa at a US Consulate and entering the US in time before classes start. ISSS will only make an exception to this timeline if a student already possesses a valid F-1 or J-1 visa while outside of the US, or if they are already in the US and their active SEVIS record has already been transferred to UCSC.