ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Office Update on ISS Mailing Services

    ISS Update on Mailing Services for processed documents: Starting on July 1st, 2024 our office will be discontinuing the use of Eship Global for document collection. This update is occurring because both I-20s and DS-2019s are …

  • Message from Dean Vavrus on Libya

    Please see the following message from Dean Vavrus for those impacted by the catastrophic flooding in Libya. International Dean Frances Vavrus: A message of support following the disaster in Libya

  • Message from Dean Vavrus on Morocco

    The UW–Madison community is greatly saddened by the devastation in Morocco. Please see a message from International Division Vice Provost and Dean Frances Vavrus for those impacted by the tragedy. International Dean Frances Vavrus: A …

  • Fall 2023 Enrollment Reminders

    International Student Services (ISS) sent variations of the following message to all F-1 and J-1 international students who have a valid Form I-20/DS-2019 and are eligible to enroll for Fall 2023. Dear Student, This is …

  • ISS Response & Resources on Recent Racist Video

    Dear Students, I write this message to all of you in our international student community following the posting of an overtly racist social media video that contains vile and harmful language. Undoubtedly by this point …

  • Form DS-2019 Update – Digital Signatures & Electronic Transmission

    Effective April 27, 2023, International Student Services is permitted to use digital signatures and transmit Form DS-2019 electronically. Technical functionality in SEVIS became available April 28. Any DS-2019 issued by ISS before April 28, 2023 …

  • Message of Support to Students from Turkey

    UPDATED February 10, 2023, 6:42 p.m. A message of support from Barry Gerhart, interim vice provost and dean, International Division, following the earthquake in Syria and Turkey.  UW–Madison is a global community and we also …

  • Avoiding Fraud and Scams

    Scams and wire fraud crimes are happening around the world. Scams can target people of any age, nationality or visa status. Unfortunately, international students in the U.S. and other countries are often targeted by criminals. …

  • U.S. Consular Services Suspended in China

    Please be advised that all routine visa services at U.S. Embassies/Consulates in China, with few exceptions, have been cancelled due to the surge in COVID 19 infections across China. We recommend that you carefully consider …

  • Negative COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers from China, Hong Kong, Macau beginning January 5, 2023

    Starting January 5, 2023, all travelers from China, Hong Kong, and Macau must show a negative COVID test to enter the U.S. Travelers must test within two days of their scheduled departure to the U.S. Acceptable …

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