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International Student and Scholar Services
Find the relevant information for your specific visa type.
You are required to notify DHS of any change in your residential address.
Students must request a Reduced Course Load (RCL) if they meet the criteria outlined by immigration regulations.
The B-1 and B-2 visas are for business and pleasure/tourism visitors, respectively.
Learn more about applying for a nonimmigrant visa at a U.S. consular post in Canada or Mexico.
Security clearance procedures may cause delays in the visa application process.
SEVIS is an electronic reporting system for all students, scholars, student-interns, and dependents.
Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions, as well as customs limitations.
The University requires a minimum of 13 credits per semester for undergraduate degree-seeking students.
These government agencies may have helpful information.
For tax purposes, anyone receiving income must provide a Social Security number to their U.S. employer.
The I-9 verifies your eligibility to work in the U.S. You cannot be paid until the I-9 has been satisfied.
You will need to get a U Card and decide if you will get a state ID or driver's license.
These important legal documents are needed to enter the country.
Requirements for traveling outside and within the U.S.
International students have special requirements to consider when studying abroad.
We cannot make specific referrals, but these resources may help you locate an attorney.
Non-citizens have several factors to consider when deciding whether to participate in a protest.
ISSS provides information and links to resources international students and scholars can use to prepare their taxes.
It is important that you learn about the U.S. banking system including currency exchange, bank accounts, and debit cards.
The weather in Minnesota varies a lot depending on the time of year. You can make the most of it by being prepared.
All international students must purchase the Student Health Benefit Plan unless they are eligible for a waiver.
The University of Minnesota works hard to ensure that campus and the surrounding neighborhoods are safe for students.
You can explore public transportation, use the University buses, or ride a bike to get around campus.
There are a variety of housing options available for students both on-campus and off-campus.
The University of Minnesota has an on-campus clinic, mental health support, and state-of-the-art recreation facilities.
The Minnesota English Language Program, Tandem Plus, and more are here to help you.
The DRC is committed to making the University accessible and inviting for all students and community members.
Discover the many services and resources available to LGBTQIA+ students.
ISSS cannot provide general assistance with translation projects. The M Global website has information about locating a translator.
Learn more about surveying international students and staff.
Helps you prepare for your arrival at the University of Minnesota and outlines the actions you need to take
Outlines the requirements to complete once you have arrived on campus
Information and resources to help advisors assist undergraduate international students during the first semester
Information and resources to help graduate and professional school staff assist international students during the first semester
ISSS publishes email newsletters for international students and scholars.
Sign up to receive emails from ISSS about international students and/or scholars and employment-based visa holders.
The ISSS annual report features statistics about international students and scholars and summaries of ISSS's services and programs.
ISSS is a unit of the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, the central international office for the University of Minnesota system.
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