Welcome to OISS Connect!
After logging into our site with your NetID and password, you will be able to access all the guides in the right-hand menu such as:
- A guide for people using OISS Connect for the first time
- Configuring your OISS Connect account
- An overview of OISS Connect
- Step-by-step instructions for requesting a J visa or J extension
In the Inviting a Scholar section you may find the following resource guides:
- Institutional funding and appointment requirements
- The different visa types
- A checklist for inviting scholars (as well as a downloadable printable version)
- How to make a new sponsorship request
What Requests Can I Make in OISS Connect?
- New J-1 requests: Login to OISS Connect and complete a New Sponsorship Request Form
- New F-1 OPT Employees: Login to OISS Connect and complete a New Sponsorship Request
- J-1 extensions for Active J scholars: Login to OISS Connect and click the Extension button on top
- H-1B request - new or extension: Contact your OISS adviser
- Not a registered OISS Connect Department User ? (i.e. did not receive a system email from firstname.lastname@example.org). Contact your OISS adviser
- Sign up for OISS Connect training. For step-by-step resources about OISS Connect, please see the subpages for this and the 'Inviting a Scholar' sections.
- See topic-specific guides to the right.