Office Hours & Location:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
See walk-in hours below.
(Closed Saturday and Sunday)
USF Tampa Campus,
Center for Global Solutions, Room 104
(See Campus Map)
International Services, USF World
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue, CGS101
Tampa, Florida 33620
Patel Center Map
Telephone: (813) 974-5102
Fax: (813) 974-0491
E-mail: Contact any advisor (contact list) by email
Listserv: To join,visit the following website
Meet with Us (pdf)
Students do not need an appointment to meet with an immigration advisor, ask questions, or get a travel signature. Our office has walk in hours by topic four days a week from 9am – Noon and 2pm to 4pm. See below for topics by day/time. Topic areas are – E-form questions, enrollment questions, general questions, letter requests, travel signatures, and F-1 CPT/F-1 OPT/J-1 AT questions.
E-Form Questions: Get assistance completing an e-form. Ask questions about an e-form that you have submitted or will submit.
Enrollment Questions: Speak with an immigration advisor about dropping below full-time, reduced course load requests, withdrawals from courses, impact of course failure/probation/dismissal, and leave of absence.
General Questions: Get answers to common questions about travel, on-campus employment, change of status to/from F-1, bringing a dependent, or maintaining status (includes port-of-entry issues).
F-1 CPT/F-1 OPT/J-1 AT Questions: After viewing one of the online workshops, speak with an advisor about additional questions. Please understand that NO requests will be processed during walk in hours.
Letter Requests and Travel Signatures: First complete the E-Form in iStart. Direct links to the E-Forms can be found HERE. Processing in two business days. Pick up letter for enrollment, university expenses, invitation for immediate family members, or Social Security (requires USF on-campus job offer) or get I-20 signed during regular business hours.