UMD: A Globally Connected University



How to Apply for a SSN

Social Security Numbers(SSN) are issued for tax purposes only. Only those who have authorized employment are eligible for Social Security cards.

Getting a Driver's License

Information on how to obtain a U.S. Driver's License. 

How to Recognize a Scam

Be aware of scams targeting international students and scholars.  Some UMD students have reported receiving calls or emails that their immigration status is at risk and the

F1 and J1 Students: Keep your US Address Updated

All F-1 and J-1 students are required to report a change of address within 10 days of a move.

Important Reminders for Fall 2022

Below you will find important reminders as you head into the fall 2022 semester.

DHS Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is extending the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. 

Rescission: Requirement for Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Result

As of June 12, 2022, all air passengers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, are no longer required to show a negative viral COVID-19 test result, or documenta

Immigration Updates

Read the latest news and updates related to immigration

iTerp: Your Online Portal for Services with ISSS

Did you know many of the immigration services you need can be initiated through iTerp?