Welcome to OISS! – #YouAreWelcomeHere

The Office of International Students & Scholars is here to support all Rice internationals and the Academic Departments with all matters related to immigration, international compliance, and cultural adaptation.

It's tax time!

Don't forget that all internationals are required to file a tax return if they were present in the U.S. for even one day during 2020. Check out our tax webpage for helpful resources to help you comply with this legal requirement. Tax software Sprintax is now available to non-residents for tax purposes! You can sign up online at https://signup.rice.edu/taxcode2021.
For more information, please see http://oiss.rice.edu/tax.

Virtual Walk-ins

OISS is hosting virtual office walk-in hours via Zoom, Monday – Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
To get the Zoom link, please visit https://oiss.rice.edu/virtualoffice (netID login required).
Visit https://oiss.rice.edu/covid19 for the OISS Coronavirus FAQ page.

OISS Services

OISS has resumed a limited presence on-campus. We will not be able to accommodate walk-in at this time, but limited in-person document pick-up/drop-off services will be available by appointment. You can also submit documents online using the following links (OISS allows electronic signatures on all internal forms):
• CPT requests: https://oiss.rice.edu/CPT (netID login required)
• OPT requests: http://bit.ly/optrequest
• STEM OPT Extension requests: http://bit.ly/stemdocs
• Other document submissions: http://bit.ly/oissdocs

The OISS Spring 2021 Newsletter

The Spring Newsletter is here! Each semester we publish a newsletter just for the Rice international population. In this semester's edition we have great articles about various cultural events, compliance issues, important tax information, and a ton of other helpful resources and information. We also have all of our previous newsletters available online and you can check them out in the newsletter archives.
Click here to read the OISS Spring 2021 Newsletter!