International Student Services

The Office of International Student Services supports the immigration, academic, and cultural experience of all UIS international students.

COVID-19 Update:  ISS is working remotely until further notice.  Please email for any questions OR leave a voicemail for a return phone call.  The office is closed and all documents received will be shipped via e-shipping.

Important:  Read our Immigration News page for the policy on temporary immigration exceptions for F-1 students during the fall 2020 semester!  

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) is dedicated to the highest standards of excellence and best professional practices in the field of International Student Advising.

Quick Facts


F-1 students on campus


F-1 students on OPT


Countries represented

ISS provides the support and assistance necessary for international students to achieve their educational goals and to ensure institutional compliance with government immigration regulations. It provides the documents required for international students to obtain and maintain their legal status.

Are you on OPT STEM and need to complete reporting/validation requirements?  OPT STEM Reporting 


Office of International Student Services
University of Illinois Springfield
Human Resources Building, Room 10
One University Plaza, MS HRB 10
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407

Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Walk-In Hours:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ISS has temporarily suspended the walk-in hours listed below. Please continue to contact us via e-mail, telephone, and e-forms.

  • Monday – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Tuesday – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Wednesday – 9:30am to 11:30am
  • Thursday – 2:00pm to 4:00pm

International Student Stories