Welcome to the International Students and Scholars website. Here you will find resources and important events to assist you during your time at Iowa State University.

For information on immigration-related orders and policies made by the Trump Administration click here: Immigration Updates  (last updated January 19, 2018)

Spring 2018 Immigration Presentations

February 22, 2018 - The Road to H-1B Status

April 16, 2018 - U.S. Permanent Residence: Employment-Based Paths and Processes 

More details and registration can be found on the Immigration Presentation page. 


For access to ISSO electronic requests, please visit CyStart. If you have problems or questions with CyStart, please email us at isso@iastate.edu.

I-9 Schedule

You must complete Form I-9 on or before your first day of work. Form I-9 takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Please bring proof of: (a) identity suitable for international travel, and (b) employment authorization to Room 3241 Memorial Union during our I-9 sessions: 

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:   
9:00 am - 11:45 am

Tuesday and Thursday:                  
1:00 pm - 3:45 pm      

No appointment is needed, but I-9s are completed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Practical Training

F-1 students can sign-up for a CPT Workshop here and OPT Workshop here.

New Scholar Check-in

  • Unpaid Scholars (includes scholars on a stipend or per diem).
  • Paid Scholars (on the ISU payroll)

* If you arrive after the scheduled start time, you will be asked to reschedule for the next available session.