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.
System Change Announcement 2/1/2018
OISS has added a new required field in ISD. The requirement is for the scholar to complete and upload the OISS Insurance Compliance Form. This only pertains to new (not yet at Yale) J-1 visa requests as of 2/1/2018. For any department extension requests or requests in ISD that add or change data, we ask the administrator to take the following steps in ISD to avoid getting an error message:
1.) For a scholar already at Yale in J status, go to the Other tab
2.) Click in Passport and Visa, and scroll to the bottom I have read the insurance requirement
3.) Choose This is an extension request from the pull down menu (regardless of the type of update)
4.) Hit save and complete the remaining information updates accordingly
5.) Resubmit the record to OISS:
Click on the Tasks tab
Click Review and Submit Visitor’s Information
ISD Date Submission Guidelines
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.