International Services (IS) provides immigration advisory services and assistance for the community of non-immigrant students, scholars and employees that the University sponsors. IS is the primary office responsible for the University's compliance with US federal Immigration regulations.

COVID-19 Updates

Updates from IS about COVID-19 

Presidential Proclamation (PR China) 5/29/2020

Presidential Proclamation (employment – H-1B) 6/22/2020

FAQs for F-1 students

Immigration Updates 10/2020

Office Hours

Due to COVID-19 all staff are currently working remotely.

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Excluding University Holidays)

LSU Health Insurance Walk-ins:
Wednesdays: 2 - 4 p.m.

Student Employment Question Walk-ins:
Mondays: 2 - 4 p.m.

Students - General Question Walk-ins:
Tuesdays: 9  - 11 a.m.
Fridays: 9 - 11 a.m.


September 22, 2020 – Summer 2020 Graduates Deadline to apply for OPT

October 16, 2020 – Fall 2020 Degree-Only Deadline to apply for OPT

February 2, 2021 – Fall 2020 Graduates Deadline to apply for OPT


International Services uses an express mail service (University Express Mail Services, or UEMS) that will allow you to pay for and receive your documents through DHL, FedEx, or UPS in 3-5 days after your I-20/DS-2019 has been processed.