Indiana University South Bend and the US Government are not the same. Indiana University is authorized by the US government to issue F visa documents (I-20s) to international students.
IU must comply with certain US government regulations. However, Indiana University and the Office of International Student Services (OISS) are not part of the US government. OISS staff provides comprehensive information about US government visa requirements and can assist you in filing applications related to your student, scholar or employee status with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
The following paragraphs summarize important US regulations that affect international students and scholars. We ask that you follow the guidelines presented to ensure that you maintain lawful status in the United States. If you have questions about regulations, maintaining your status in the United States, or other concerns, please contact OISS at 574-520-4419, firstname.lastname@example.org, or just stop by Administration Building 140 during our office hours (9–12 and 1–5, Monday through Friday). We will be happy to answer your questions and provide any assistance we can!