Welcome to ISD

Use Ellucian International Scholar Dossier (ISD) to enter specific biographical and appointment data about your visiting scholars. OISS will use the information submitted to issue visiting scholars the proper immigration documents.


ISD Date Submission Guidelines

These guidelines are based on the processing times of the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. embassies.

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  J-1 sponsorship:

A complete ISD record must be submitted at least 30 days before the scholar's start date at Yale.

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  Other sponsorship
  (H-1B, O-1, etc...):

A complete ISD record must be submitted at least 120 days before the scholar's start date at Yale.

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Students with work permission (F-1 OPT, J-1 Academic Training):

 

A complete ISD record must be submitted at least 30 days before the student's start date at Yale.

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ISD Application Links

 
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ISD Help Guides

Get quick answers for your ISD questions.

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Need an account?

Email sarah.henderson@yale.edu to request an ISD account.

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See a flowchart explaining how we collect scholar information:

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H-1B Processing Notice
At present you should plan on the H-1B process from start to finish taking five to seven months.