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ISD Date Submission Guidelines

Estimates 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.