iStart - the web portal for internationals at UGA, and sponsoring UGA Departments!
iStart is the web portal that streamlines access to our visa and immigration services. This portal is available to international students and scholars, and also to sponsoring UGA departments.
International students may access iStart to request certain benefits by navigating to istart.uga.edu, and logging in with their UGA MyID.
Departmental representatives wishing to sponsor international scholars, faculty and staff may access iStart by navigating to istart.uga.edu. Instructions on how to request access can be found here: iStart Department Access Request.
For detailed instruction sheets (with screenshots) regarding how to access and fill out common iStart requests, please visit Immigration Services Forms. Select the category that applies to you to view the relevant forms and instruction sheets.