International Scholar Dossier (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

ISD Process Overview

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

  • J-1 sponsorship: A complete ISD record must be submitted at least 30 days before the scholar's start date at Yale.
  • 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.
  • 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.

ISD System Links