2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Your current immigration status and study under the current coronavirus/COVID-19 restrictions.

As of March 26, 2020

As a result of the Washington State directive by Governor Inslee tonight, the International Student Center (ISC) will make new changes to our hours and in-person service beginning on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.  We apologize for the abrupt change, but the situation with the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic requires that we do everything we can to keep you and our team safe and healthy. 

Beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020 the ISC will move to a completely remote workspace.  This means starting your Immigration Advisor will be available via email during regular business hours but will not be available for in-person meetings.  You can schedule an appointment via Zoom, however, if you prefer to see your advisor face-to-face. You can also continue to email the ISC general email at, but we are not currently able to access our main phone lines.

If your EAD card has been delivered to the ISC and you have not been able to pick it up yet, please contact your immigration advisor for instructions on eShip so it can be mailed to your home. If you need an updated I-20, please email your immigration advisor and they will issue you a new I-20 and be able to scan it to you in an email.

I apologize in advance for this drastic change.  The spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19 impacts all of us and these steps we take now to limit human contact and practice social distancing will help stop the rapid spread of this virus.  Your patience and understanding are appreciated.  Remember we are not closing the ISC, but we are working remotely to keep things going. For further questions you can contact your Immigration Advisor listed below:


Seattle U ID Number Ends In:

Primary ImmigrationAdvisor


0, 1, 2, and 3

Sabeen Chaudhry

4, 5, and 6

Lauren Albano

7, 8, and 9

Marie Johnston

J Visa, Law, Doctoral

Dale Watanabe

These are challenging and fluid times.  Your cooperation will help things go smoothly.  We are working hard to keep you updated.  You can help by following these rules:

  • Stay home
  • Stay away from others when you are sick
  • Disinfect surfaces around your home
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Stay out of public and if you are out, please keep a safe distance between yourself and others (at least 6 feet or 1,8288 Meters)
  • Respect that there will be temporary changes that may impact you to keep others safe