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Office of Visa & Immigration Service Advising


Visa & Immigration Service Advising is committed to offering immigration advising and support services that help ensure the academic and personal success of our international students and scholars, including their families. Additionally, we support departments and colleges in hiring international researchers and faculty. Our services include:

  • Advising on facilitating compliance with U.S. immigration regulations
  • Assisting with employment and tax paperwork
  • Aiding with non-academic, personal and cultural challenges
  • Supporting health insurance usage and compliance
  • Offering financial support for international student professional development through the ISAB Scholarship
  • Facilitating the Global Certificate Program for ODU faculty, staff and graduates assistants
  • Providing notary services, support letters, and tax filling assistance







At ODU, cultures and traditions are celebrated, and diverse points of view respected. Our students are engaged in impactful conversations, research, and entrepreneurship addressing global issues and needs. Join us!

Center for Global Engagement Study Abroad
International Admission Office of Intercultural Relations
English Language Center


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