University of California, Riverside

International Students and Scholars Office

Processing Time

ISC requires 15 business days from the receipt of all documents to complete the application. 

Before the DS 2019 can be sent to the scholar a number of steps must be completed in ISC online:

System requires 24 hours to process fees

  • Scholar must login to ISC Online  for the following
    1. Carefully review DS 2019
    2. Confirm accuracy of DS 2019
    3. Confirm mailing address

ISC recommends starting the application process at least 3-4 months before the intended appointment date.

ISC offers expedite services for J-1 Requests:

When and only when all required documents are received from the scholar and department, ISC can process an J-1 process within 48 hours and FedEx the DS 2019 to the scholar. Please review the application process and document checklist to assist in the expediting process

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Office Hours

Regular office hours: Monday through Thursday: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open advising hours:
Monday - Friday
10:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00 - 4:00pm

*Appointments are also available.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

International Students and Scholars Office
0321 Surge Building

Tel: (951) 827-4113
Fax: (951) 827-3248