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Address/Phone/Email Reporting Requirement

SEVIS regulations require the university to report a physical local address, phone number and email address for all F-1 and J-1 students.

After U.S. Arrival for International Students

After you arrive in St. Louis, see the steps to take to make sure you get off to a smooth start.

Ask an Advisor: Do I need a job offer before applying for OPT?

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an F-1 work benefit that authorizes students to work in the U.S. for up to 12-months to gain practical work experience in their field of study.

Ask an Advisor: Is Marijuana Legal Now?

The laws around marijuana use in the U.S. have been changing and it can be difficult to know what is allowed and what is not.

Ask an Advisor: It’s Tax Time, What do I need to know as an International Student?

If you can answer yes to the question, “Were you physically present in the U.S. at any time during 2019?”, then the answer is simple – Yes, you must file taxes for 2019 (which are due April 15, 2020).

Campus Involvement for International Graduate Students

Get resources for promoting health among international graduate students at WashU.

Certification of Student Status Letter Request for International Students

Complete this form to request a letter to verify your student status.

Changes to the H-1B Application Process and What You Should Know

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it is implementing a registration process in the next H-1B lottery.