Immigration

Advising

REACHING US

  • Preferred: Use iStart to request travel signatures, letters, I-20 reprints, extensions, CPT, and OPT. We are emailing you the I-20 and letters. You can then print for your use. Simple and easy!

  • Pop into our Tampa office in BEH for walk-in hours to ask your quick question or pickup a document. OIS Walk-In Hours in BEH 255:
    • Mondays – 1 PM - 2 PM
    • Tuesdays – 1 PM - 2 PM
    • Wednesdays – 1 PM - 2 PM
    • Thursdays – 2 PM - 4 PM
    • Fridays – 1 PM - 2 PM

  • Attend Virtual Drop-In times via Teams (sign up: Virtual Drop-In E-Form in iStart)
    • Mondays – 11 AM -1 PM
    • Tuesdays – 11 AM – 1 PM
    • Wednesdays – 11 AM – 1 PM
    • Thursdays – 1 PM – 2 PM
    • Fridays – 11 AM – 1 PM

  • Attend a Team’s Workshop for CPT or OPT instructions. The links to these are on our events calendar.

  • St Petersburg Student Walk In Days at Pianoman PMN 102, 10 AM to 12 PM and 1:30 PM to 3 PM :
    • September 8
    • September 22
    • October 6
    • October 20
    • November 3
    • November 17
    • December 1
    • December 15

  • Sarasota Manatee Student Walk In Days at Global Engagement Office B-222, 10 AM to 12 PM and 1:30 PM to 3 PM :
    • September 13
    • September 27
    • October 11
    • October 25
    • November 8
    • November 22
    • December 13

Most processes can be initiated in iStart so be sure to check there first to see if your question has a quick answer.

Office of International Services (OIS) Emails
Team Email Reasons to email
New Students globullstart@usf.edu  Inquiries for a new or transfer I-20.
Current Students f1status@usf.edu  For questions about your immigration status, enrollment problems, transferring out, or travel.
Practical
Training
cptopt@usf.edu  If you are looking for a specific question related to the CPT, OPT or STEM OPT process. Please note this team is very busy processing E-Forms so don’t use this email to check on the status of your E-Form if it is within the allotted processing time frame.
J-1 Student/
Scholar
j1visa@usf.edu  New or continuing J students and scholars can ask questions here.
OIS

internationalservices@usf.edu  For general questions not applicable to an above group.