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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
3241 Memorial Union
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:
No appointment is needed. I-9s are completed on a first-come, first-served basis.
New Scholar Check-in
* If you arrive after the scheduled start time, you will be asked to reschedule for the next available session.