Immigration

UC Davis Streamlines Services for International Students and Scholars

November 14, 2018

By Jeané Blunt

"When most people think about UC Davis – agriculture, animal science, and even Gunrock the mustang may come to mind. They likely don’t realize that UC Davis is home to more than 10,000 international students and scholars and has over 150 partnerships across 45 countries. UC Davis is also consistently ranked among the top universities hosting and producing Fulbright scholars and students.

Humanizing Deportation exhibit continues at I-House

November 02, 2018
A month-long program at International House Davis that features personal stories of deportation in order to humanize what is often a discussion based more on policy and statistics has been extended into December.

Unlawful Presence FAQs

October 15, 2018
On October 8, 2018, SISS hosted a panel presentation to discuss UCSIS changes in counting days of unlawful presence. This page contains questions from international students, scholars and UC Davis staff and answers from the panel of Services for International Students and Scholars advisors.

Understanding Unlawful Presence

Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) invites you to participate in a panel presentation about the new United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) Accrual of Unlawful Presence policy. 

Executive Order on Immigration

August 02, 2018
The University of California opposes limits on the free flow of students, faculty, scholars and researchers that are at the core of the University’s education, research, and public service missions.  As such, the Trump Administration’s executive orders are anathema to advancing knowledge and international cooperation.  

Executive Order: FAQs

July 09, 2018
The new Executive Order includes information about waivers to the suspension of US entry to nationals from the list of 6 countries by US Custom and Border Protections (CBP) or consular officers on a case-by-case basis, requiring demonstration of “undue hardship” and determination that entry “would not pose a threat to national security and would be in the national interest.”

Executive Order: June 26, 2018 Update

June 26, 2018
Information regarding the June 26, 2018 decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to uphold Presidential Proclamation 9645, which was issued on September 24, 2017. The Presidential Proclamation 9645 provides country-specific entry restrictions for citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, Venezuela, and Somalia.

Executive Order: September 24, 2017 Update

September 24, 2017
In the face of the latest Executive Order issued by President Trump on Sunday, September 24, that indefinitely bars almost all travel from eight countries, our response remains the same: Global Affairs and Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) welcomes students and scholars from all parts of the world regardless of national origin.

Student Forms

Overview All student forms are located in iGlobal

Processing times:

  • Four (4) weeks for an initial I-20 or DS-2019 for a newly admitted freshman or transfer students

  • Two (2) weeks for all other requests

The SISS student team will do their best to process your request in a timely manner. However, submitting your request inside the processing time may result in a benefit denial. 

Executive Order: June 26, 2017 Update

June 26, 2017

On June 26, 2017 the Supreme Court announced that it will allow certain portions of the March 2017 Executive Order 90-day travel ban to be in effect. However, individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen who can show that they have a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the US” continue to be exempt from the ban.