29 01, 2019

Routine Visa Services Suspended in Caracas


The U.S. Embassy in Caracas has suspended routine visa services due to the ordered departure of non-emergency personnel. Please follow the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela’s Twitter feed for the most up-to-date information on visa operations. 

3 01, 2019

ISSS Closed Friday, January 4, 2019


The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office will be closed on Friday, January 4, 2019 for a UNC Global Staff Retreat.  The office will reopen on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9AM.

20 12, 2018

ISSS office closed December 22, 2018- January 01, 2019


International Student and Scholar Services will be closed during the University’s winter break from December 22, 2018 through January 1, 2019.  ISSS will re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  In case of emergency call UNC Police for assistance: 919-962-8100.


Campus Dining Services:\

Transportation and parking on campus during the winter break, and holiday schedules for Chapel Hill Transit […]

6 11, 2018

University offices closed Tuesday, November 6th


Due to a water main break in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, the University offices are closed today, Tuesday, November 6th. Please check Alert Carolina for more updates on the status of University operations.

10 10, 2018

Carolina Parents


ISSS is pleased to announce Carolina Parents, a group for UNC students and affiliates who have children. Our first meeting will be on Friday, October 12 from 3-5 PM on the fourth floor of the FedEx Global Education Center. This group is a forum for talking about the challenges and opportunities of studying and […]

13 09, 2018

SEVP Guidance for Students in the path of Hurricane Florence


With the potential impact of Hurricane Florence on the southeast United States, below are reminders for Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools, and F-1 and M-1 nonimmigrant students.

If living off campus, F and M international students and their accompanying dependents (if any) should follow the instructions of state, local and tribal officials, […]

12 09, 2018

ISSS office closed 9/13-9/16


Due to the expected impact of Hurricane Florence, our office and all non-essential UNC-Chapel Hill offices and facilities will be closed from 5 pm Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 16.  We hope to re-open at 9:00 am on Monday, September 17th  .  International student and scholar advisers will check the general ISSS email […]

13 08, 2018

New Policy Memo from USCIS: Accrual of Unlawful Presence by F and M Nonimmigrants


On May 10, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a policy memorandum, “Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonimmigrants,” changing how the agency will calculate unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors in F, J, and M nonimmigrant status, including F-2, J-2, or M-2 dependents, who fail to maintain […]

7 08, 2018

Walk-In Hours Cancelled August 16- August 21


Walk-in hours will be cancelled Thursday, August 16- Tuesday, August 21 as we welcome new international students. Walk-in hours will resume on Thursday, August 22 at 10 am.

20 03, 2018

Reports of IRS and USCIS Phone scams


Beware of fake phone calls from those posing as government agents. There are widespread reports of phone scams by con artists making requests for payment through gift cards and wire transfers. These scammers often threaten deportation if payment is refused. The IRS will never telephone to ask for money. Please review advice on the […]