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OS 7 Jpeg Academic Department FAQ

 

Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer here, please contact us at 713-348-6095 or send an email to oiss@rice.edu. 

- Where can I find admissions forms?
- Where do I find the procedures on inviting a scholar on a J-1 visa?
- What is the turnaround time for processing documents for students or scholars on F-1 or J-1 visas?

 

Answers:

- Where can I find admissions forms?
All forms required for admissions processing of new international students can be found on the international student section of the academic department gateway.  On that page we also include the checklist of required documents and a flowchart that helps to guide the process.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at x6095.

- Where do I find the procedures on inviting a scholar on a J-1 visa?
All forms required for inviting a scholar on a J-1 visa can be found on the J-1 Exchange Visitor section of our website. There you will find the checklist of required documents, a flowchart explaining the process, as well as additional helpful resources. Information regarding other visa options is also available in this section of our website.
 
- What is the turnaround time for processing documents for students or scholars on F-1 or J-1 visas?
The OISS strives to provide the quickest turnaround possible when processing immigration documents for incoming students and scholars.  To this end, we rely heavily on academic departments to provide complete request packets containing all required documents, without which we cannot proceed.  For J-1 scholars it is recommended that packets be processed about 3 months before the anticipated start date.  Most complete scholar packets will be processed within 2 weeks.