Welcome!

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 June 28, 2018).

 

CyStart

Need to submit a reduced course load, curricular practical training, or other request to ISSO? CyStart is our online portal for electronic requests. If you have problems or questions regarding CyStart, please email isso@iastate.edu.

I-9 Schedule

You must complete Form I-9 on or before your first day of work.

NOTE: Effective July 2, 2019, you must prepare Section 1 of Form I-9 electronically through Workday, then visit the ISSO with your documents to complete the process.

Please bring original documents which prove: (a) identity suitable for international travel, and (b) employment authorization, to an I-9 session.  You will also need the dates of any prior visits to the United States, and the immigration status you held for those visits.  

Location: 

3241 Memorial Union

Schedule:   

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 
9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Tuesday and Thursday:                  
1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.      

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

Practical Training

Before applying for CPT, OPT, STEM OPT, F-1 students can review the online, mandatory workshops: CPT WorkshopOPT Workshop, and OPT Extension Workshop.

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.