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.I

For information on immigration-related orders and policies made by the Trump Administration click here: Immigration Updates


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. It takes 15-20 minutes to complete an I-9. Please bring proof of identity and employment authorization to Room 3248 Memorial Union during one of the following I-9 sessions: 

MondayTuesday, Thursday, Friday :  12:30pm - 3:30pm;           Wednesday :  9:00am to noon;

No appointment is needed. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the end of the I-9 session. 

Open Forum with Immigration Attorney

The ISSO & Dean of Students Office is hosting one more open forum event this February.  At this forum, an immigration attorney will provide a brief presentation with a question and answer period to follow.   The focus of the forum is on immigration changes and proposed changes resulting from the new administration.  If time allows, the immigration attorney will also provide an overview of the H-1B and U.S. legal permanent resident ("green card") processes.  

Feb. 28th - 6:00 PM - 8:00PM Hoover Hall Rm 2055

Register to attend here: Feb. 28th Open Forum

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.