Office of International Services

Contact Information

7703 Floyd Curl Drive

MC 7971
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

Tel: (210) 567-6241
Fax: (210) 567-6240

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed on weekends and all
official UTHSCSA holidays.

A primary focus of the Office of International Services (OIS) is to provide international education services, programs, and information to the HSC. 

Historically, the role of the OIS has been to provide immigration and visa services to the campus community and facilitate the stay of international personnel, including international students, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.   In this regard, the OIS serves as the campus’s official liaison with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, the Department of Labor, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), and other, federal authorities and organizations.

The OIS also functions as the designated administrative clearing-house and information source for all of the University’s education abroad activities, including international agreement development and exchange program management.  


Current Bulletins

June 2014

Effective July 1st, only new H-1B forms will be accepted for all new requests submitted to the OIS. Please see our forms list for the new checklist and forms.

Thank you!

April 2014

You are cordially invited to
A Multinational Networking Event

Please join your domestic and international colleagues at a
multinational mixer open to the Health Science Center community. Welcome remarks by President Henrich at
5pm. Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be served with refreshments.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
AAB Foyer


February 2014

The Office of International Services is continuing to update many of the forms for sponsorship. Please check our 'Forms' page to make sure that you are using the most up-to-date version of the form. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Thank you!

November 2013

The Office of International Services along with the International Relations Committee will be sponsoring a special presentation, "Becoming Global Citizens through Partnerships", on November 8th. The event will be from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Details on the location will follow soon.

International Education Week will begin on November 11th and end on November 15th.

October 2013

As of October 21, 2013, the Department of Labor is processing Prevailing Wage Determinations and Labor Conditions Applications again.

Government "Shutdown" and H-1Bs

Due to the current governmental issues, the Department of Labor is not processing Prevailing Wage Determinations and Labor Conditions Applications. The OIS is unable to submit any new cases and all current cases are on hold. It is currently unclear at this time much this "shutdown" will affect or delay processing. Once DOL resumes the OIS staff will be able to better advise departments on an individual basis.

Should you have specific questions or concerns, please contact the OIS to speak with an advisor. Thank you!

September 2013

Please note that many of the OIS forms have been updated and the office now requires use of all the new forms.

August 2013

Welcome to all the new students, exchange visitors and faculty! We hope you have a wonderful fall 2013!

May 2013

OIS has moved back to the Long Campus at 7703 Floyd Curl Drive. The office is located immediately behind Holly Auditorium and next to Parking Garage A.

January 2013

The OIS is temporarily located on the Greehey Campus at 8403 Floyd Curl Drive in the McDermott Building, Room 5.542.

March 2011

The first mandatory OPT seminars were held on February 24th and February 28th. If you are an F-1 student who is graduating this Spring and applying for OPT and you did not attend, you *must* contact your advisor immediately.

February 2011

***ALERT*** There are new visa application processes for individuals from Mexico and India. Please see the following link for more information: December 14, 2010 NAFSA News (Mexico) & December 7, 2010 NAFSA News (India)

November 2010

NEW!!!! International Services E-Updates

The Office of International Services will begin mailing out these E-updates periodically.

Please note the Filing Fee Increases and Visa Request Time Frames in the 'Important Links' section of our webpage.