International Student Resource Center
The International Student Resource Center (ISRC) supports and promotes the success, wellness and personal growth of international students through expert advising, intercultural programming and advocacy. We create a safe and welcoming environment that respects cultural diversity and fosters intercultural skills and communication across campus. All UCR students are welcome to get involved with our intercultural programs! We are also happy to assist faculty and staff who are exploring ways to support our growing international student population.
- Join UCR international students and International Peer Advisors (IPAs) on Facebook.
- Make an appointment with an international student advisor.
- Download the International Student Handbook.
The International Student Resource Center (ISRC) is located at University Village, Suite 204.
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The electronic SEVIS outage occurred last weekend, Friday, June 26, 2015 until Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 5pm. During this time, many upgrades were performed, including the issuance of a NEW Form I-20. If you are receiving a new I-20 after this time, it will look significantly different than your past ones. Please be aware that these are official I-20s, and that ALL students will be transitioned to these new I-20s by July 1, 2016.
Passport/Visa Processing Updates
The Department of State released an announcement regarding delays in passport and visa processing. They have since issued these statements that all systems are back up, and they are working diligently to work through the backlog. Some delays remain. You may view specific country information here.
Earthquake in Nepal
On Saturday, April 25, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck in Nepal, with damages reaching India and China as well. The ISRC staff is deeply saddened, and our hearts go out to everyone impacted by this tragedy. Please let us know if you or your family has been affected. We are here to assist in any way that we can. You can help contribute to UCR's relief efforts by visiting relief.ucr.edu.
More Scam Alerts
The ISRC has been made aware of multiple scams targeting international students applying for OPT or needing to pay the I-901 SEVIS fee. These scammers are posing as USCIS authority and may have acquired information about the students.
Please remember that the ISRC, IRS and U.S. immigration officials will NEVER request any sensitive information from you over the phone, and you should disregard these calls. If you have any questions, please contact an International Student Advisor.
I-901 SEVIS Fee Receipt
Due to the recent scrutiny on payment of the SEVIS fee, it is recommended that you carry a copy of your I-901 Receipt with your immigration documents, such as your I-20 or DS-2019.
Smoke Free Campus
Check out international student and UCR basketball player Chris Patton promote a smoke-free campus. Learn more about the policy here.
If you plan to travel internationally, make sure you review the travel information on the ISRC website so that your return to UCR is smooth.
If you experience a health or safety emergency when the campus and ISRC are closed, please refer to the emergency instructions listed here.
Automation of I-94 Card
Several U.S. ports of entry (air and sea) are no longer providing the traditional paper I-94 card. In lieu of the paper card, entrants are receiving a passport stamp. You may access and print your I-94 information by visiting www.cbp.gov/i94. We highly encourage you to verify your information each time you travel!