Aloha, New Students!
- The International Student Services (ISS) Welcome Brochure provides important information for students who hold, or will hold, the F-1 or J-1 student visa. This step-by-step guide provides pre-arrival and arrival checklists, and explains mandatory visa, health insurance and other registration hold clearances. It provides information on housing, your visa documents and necessary immigration procedures, English Language Institute requirements, and enrichment/support programs available to you. Please review this information carefully so that you can plan your arrival and first days and weeks in Hawaii for an efficient and effective start to your study at UHM. You MUST sign up for either an F-1 or J-1 visa clearance session.
- The ISS Handbook provides additional information to help you learn about American and Hawaiian culture, and about the UHM campus and surrounding community. Please review this information and use it as a reference during your study in Hawaii
- Immigration Steps for New International Students. This page should be attached to your I-20 or DS 2019 form from the UHM. You may also access it in English Japanese Korean Chinese.