F-1 International Students

F-1 Student Services home page

Office of International Programs (OIP) provide advising on F-1 visa regulations, employment workshops, and new students welcome event assist F-1 international students in achieving their personal, professional, and academic goals. Our website is designed to answer the most-commonly asked questions we receive from international students. Students are encouraged to seek in-person advising during our drop-in hours whenever necessary.

Get Advising on F-1 Matters

In-person email or call

You can speak to an F-1 international student advisor during the Drop-In advising hours(No appointment needed):

Monday to Friday: 2PM to 4PM
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30AM to 11:30AM

Email: f1@sfsu.edu or call 415.338.1293 between 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday to Friday.

The response time is 1-2 business days (not including weekends or university closure).  Please provide your full name and SF State Student student ID number (if you have one) in your inqury.

The F-1 international student advisors provide advising on issues related to F-1 student visa status. 

For academic advising, please visit the Advising Hub (Undergraduate students) or speak to Graduate Coordinators (Graduate students)

News from F-1 Student Services

Request I-20 travel signature today

Don't wait until the last minute! 

Request your I-20 travel signature and pick it up in 5 business days. There is no express service this semester so please PLAN AHEAD.


April 29, 2019

Deadline to submit RCL due to Academic Difficulty (New students only) and medical condition

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Documents Pick-Up Hours/General Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm