iStart is Georgia State’s web portal to immigration services, requests and benefits for our international student, scholar, and employee community. iStart is a comprehensive international data management tool with many benefits. Georgia State implemented iStart in March 2015.
All new and returning Georgia State international students and scholars will use iStart. Once you have been officially accepted to Georgia State, use iStart to request immigration documents (I-20 or DS-2019) and many other services and benefits of your visa category.
New iStart Users
- See the instructions sheet below for answers to many common questions about iStart.
- Activate your campus ID BEFORE attempting to use iStart.
- Register your campus ID in iStart. Then follow the prompts to use iStart.
Returning iStart Users
- Log in to iStart here.
- Click the blue log-in button in the “full client services” box.
Please call or email ISSS from your Georgia State email account to request training materials or a personal tutorial. Once completed, ISSS can authorize you as a departmental user or second approver in iStart. More information can be found on the iStart instructions found in the International Employee and Visiting Scholars section.
ISSS is committed to maintaining support and services to you during this time and will continue to operate under normal operating procedures for the remainder of the semester, just from a remote and online platform. This means you can call us directly or email us to request information and/or telephone/web appointments for advisement during our regular advisement hours.