International Services (IS) provides immigration advisory services and assistance for the community of non-immigrant students, scholars and employees that the University sponsors. IS is the primary office responsible for the University's compliance with US federal Immigration regulations.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Excluding University Holidays)

LSU Health Insurance Walk-ins:

Wednesdays: 2 pm - 4 pm

Students - General Question Walk-ins:

Tuesdays: 9 am - 11 am

Fridays: 9 am - 11 am

Students – Status Verification Walk-Ins:

Mondays and Thursdays: 2 pm – 4 pm


  • July 18 - Deadline to apply for OPT for Summer 2016 "degree only" students
  • September 20 - Deadline to apply for OPT for Summer 2016 graduates



International Services uses an express mail service (University Express Mail Services, or UEMS) that will allow you to pay for and receive your documents through DHL, FedEx, or UPS in 3-5 days after your I-20/DS-2019 has been processed.



Fall August 11th 8:00am LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes


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