ISO Office Hours

ISO Office Hours

The ISO will be OPEN today, Thursday, March 19, from 10:00am-3:00pm for document pickup/dropoff only.

As of Friday, March 20, the ISO will operate virtually (no staff physically in the office) until further notice in line with MIT’s COVID-19 response.

ISO Advisors are available by email, phone, or by scheduling a WebEx appointment (request appointment by email to the Advisor).  Contact information for ISO Advisors is available here.

ISO continues to process requests for visa documents and letters via iMIT, but will need to distribute any documents by mail.  Any questions about a pending request, please contact your ISO Advisor.

To keep updated:

ISO Updates-Spring 2020:
(for continuous news and updates from the ISO)

Major Immigration Updates and Alerts:

MIT Response to COVID-19:

ISO can also be contacted by phone (617-253-3795) or via email (

Please note that the ISO receives a large volume of emails.  We try to respond within 3 business days, though response times may vary. 

Thank you for your understanding.


David C. Elwell
Associate Dean and Director
International Students Office