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International Student and Scholar Services
University of Mississippi


Great News!
International Student and Scholar Services is now able to process many of these requests through the ISSS Student and Scholar Portal!

Please note: There are different ways to login whether you are a new/currently enrolled student, student who is no longer enrolled (those on OPT/STEM OPT), or faculty/staff/scholar.

Once logged in, choose “Control Panel” to get to the available requests.

  • For faculty/staff/scholars, most requests (except for Form 13-S and TN) are being processed through the Scholar Portal. There is also a special process for E-3s within the Scholar Portal.


  • For students, the type of request will depend on where you are on your program (i.e. pre-arrival, currently enrolled, post-completion).These are listed below:
    • Pre-arrival:
      • Dependent (add/update/remove), Intent to Enroll, Arrival Information
    • Check-in (30 days before your program start date):
      • Dependent (add), Arrival Information, Applying for a Social Security Number, Applying for a Driver’s License
    • Currently Enrolled:
      • Dependent (add), Applying for a Social Security Number, Applying for a Driver’s License, Request Travel Signature, Reprint I-20/DS-2019, Program Extension, Transfer Out, Pre/ Post completion OPT Request (F students), OPT Employer Update (F students)
    • Post-Completion (graduated):
      • Post completion OPT Request, OPT Employer Update, OPT Cap-Gap Request, STEM OPT Extension Request, Reprint I-20/DS-2019, Transfer Out, Contact Information Update (only for those who can no longer login to

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Insurance Waivers

Participation is mandatory for all international students except Permanent Residents and H1B visa holders. Exemptions may be considered on the basis of stated exemption requirements available at:

Student Health Insurance Requirements and Exemptions

International non-immigrant students requesting an exemption from the requirement to purchase the university contracted
student health insurance policy must complete and submit our Insurance Exemption Request and Agreement Form as well as supporting documentation to the appropriate campus unit and by stated deadlines. (Please see General Policy Statement in the form). Late submissions will be denied. Exemptions, if granted, are granted on a semester-basis only. 





J-1 Transfer

Permanent Residency

TN, O-1, and Other Related Documents

Current Students




OPT - Optional Practical Training

All OPT applications require an I-20 with an OPT recommendation. To get the needed I-20 for pre or post completion OPT, use the portal to submit the request.

For STEM OPT applications, the ability to request an I-20 with STEM OPT recommendation will exist in the portal approximately 3 months prior to the end of post-completion OPT. You must have this I-20 prior to submitting the application to USCIS. Learn more about STEM OPT at:



Click the text to show the forms. Click “Expand All” to see all the forms.

After expanding, you can search by pressing ctrl + f (Windows) or cmd⌘ +f (MAC)

Some forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader or another PDF reader/editor. Note that all forms must be signed and submitted along with requested supporting documentation to the appropriate staff person or campus unit.