By facilitating and monitoring immigration compliance within a complex and ever-changing regulatory environment, and by providing timely and accurate guidance, International Scholars Operations (ISO) enables the University of Washington to recruit and retain international scholars in support of the institution’s teaching and research mission.

News and Announcements

Effective August 1, 2013, the processing fee for all visa requests will increase to $213. Please read the announcement for more details.

Starting May 2013, any scholar who comes through an air or sea port into the U.S. will receive a stamp in their passport and an electronic I-94 record; scholars who come through a border crossing will still receive a paper I-94 card. Please read our page on the I-94 Arrival/Departure Record for more details.

Persons applying for visas at US consulates, including visa renewals, should anticipate delays due to security reviews.

UW departments should anticipate lengthy delays in new and extension H-1B petitions. Plan to submit the H Visa Request Form seven months in advance of the start date.

Important visa and tax information for scholars leaving the UW.

Incoming J-1 scholars must register online to attend a J-1 check-in session.

Persons in the US who are not US citizens must report their change of residence address to USCIS within 10 days of the change.

“I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.”