Immigration & Visas

The section of the website offers information on program extensions, changes of status, dependent requests, SEVIS transfers, and more.

While our office is here to assist students and scholars in maintaining their status, please remember that it is ultimately the responsibility of the student or scholar to maintain his or her status while in the United States. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.

The ISSS Office is not a branch of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). However, the ISSS Office is required to answer inquiries from DHS or the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USCIS). All international students and scholars who abide by USCIS regulations have no reason to fear USCIS authorities. If you are confronted by USCIS investigators, please let the ISSS Office know so that we can assist you or refer you to legal help.

Please refer to the Department of Homeland Security's "Study in the States" website for more information.

The Department of Homeland Security also offers information on I-94 retrieval and port of entry questions and issues.

If you are a J-1 exchange visitor, please visit the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program website for more information and for answers to common questions about the program.

Please note: The information provided in this section is brief and subject to change. Therefore, we recommend that you consult the ISSS Office if you have any questions.

International Services for Students and Scholars, Phone: (518) 276-4966, Fax: (518) 276-4839