The International Faculty & Scholars Office announces the upcoming roll-out of the new online J-1 request process, called “International Scholar Dossier” (ISD). ISD will facilitate the J-1 request process by allowing the visitor to login directly to this web-based application at the specific invitation of the sponsoring department. When the scholar has completed inputting their information and uploading scans of documents to the system, the departmental administrator will have the opportunity to review this information, and input/upload department-specific information about the appointment, and submit the record electronically to IFSO.

IFSO will then review the electronic record and, if complete, import it directly into our information system, and proceed with issuing the DS-2019. IFSO staff anticipate rolling out the product to a Beta test group early in 2020, and then expanding it campus-wide. Eventually, the employment-based (H-1B, TN, and E3) request process will be incorporated within the new online system. The goal is to improve efficiencies within the overall request process and enhance our office’s sustainability efforts. Please attend the Open House on November 21 for a demonstration!