We are available to talk to you if you are looking for legal assistance and need information about where to get help. Please email us at to request a consultation.

Immigration Drop-in Hours

During the academic year, we hold Immigration Drop-in Hours for students. 

Travel Letters for Faculty and Staff

We can help faculty and staff in need of travel letters. If you are concerned that your country of birth, citizenship or U.S. immigration status might cause difficulties re-entering the United States, we can work with you and your department to write a travel letter affirming your role at the University of Minnesota. Contact us at

International students should contact ISSS for assistance. 

Monitoring the Impact of Immigration Policy Changes

We are monitoring the experiences and needs of the UMN community through outreach and consultations. You can email us at or use the following forms to voluntarily share your experiences obtaining a U.S. visa or entering the United States.

“Extreme Vetting” for U.S. Visas Form>>
The administration approved additional questions that can be asked of visa applicants. If you would like to share your visa application experience with a U.S. consulate or embassy, please use this form.

Experiences with Customs and Border Protection Form>>
Immigrants, international students and scholars, and U.S. citizens can share their experience with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) when entering the United States. This will help us understand how students and staff might be affected by CBP inspections, including searches of mobile devices.

Immigration Policy Updates

Read about recent immigration policy changes and their impacts at the University of Minnesota.

Read, Learn, Discuss

The university has numerous resources to learn and understand immigration-related issues.

Sign Up for Our Mailing List

We send out regular updates, event announcements and other immigration-related information to our email list. Sign up now>>

Law Enforcement Visits to UMN Offices

There are different reasons federal law enforcement agents might visit a university office. These guidelines are not intended to be legal advice, but can help you understand how to work with agents in a way that respectfully follows our rights and responsibilities.