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The Student Resource Building, including the OISS office, will be closed beginning on Thursday, March 19. 

OISS is currently available via e-mail ONLY.

Your health is our priority. OISS is following UCSB guidelines for social distancing. All walk-in advising is suspended at this time. Advisors will be able to respond to requests by email.  

OISS serves UCSB's international community as well as campus departments, faculty, and staff that work with international students and scholars.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive environment which supports international students academically, professionally and personally by providing holistic advising on immigration, employment and cultural matters. 

Newly admitted Gauchos! Welcome! Information will be emailed out to you starting April 1, 2020.  Please check your UCSB email for instructions on activating your International Student Portal.  Need a UCSB email? Click here!  For more information about OISS requirements for new Gauchos, click here!


Premium H-1B Processing Suspended
On March 20, 2020, USCIS announced the immediate and temporary suspension of premium processing service for all Form I-129 and I-140 petitions until further notice due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). More information here.

New Public Charge Rule

As of February 24, 2020, receipt of public benefits (such as CalFresh or housing assistance)  could adversely affect visa applications, admissibility, immigration status, or applications for permanent residence. More information here.