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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.

OISS Fall 2022 Newsletter

The OISS Fall Newsletter is here! Each semester we publish a newsletter just for the Rice international population, with articles on immigration resources, cultural information, and opportunities for involvement. 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 Fall 2022 Newsletter!

Advanced Immigration Seminar

Please join us for the Advanced Immigration Seminar, where topics include immigration updates, employment in the U.S. now and after your non-immigrant status, H-1Bs, other non-immigrant visas, permanent residency, immigration limitations and opportunities, etc.
Presentation by Andrew Gee from the immigration law firm Gee & Zhang, LLP.
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Keck Hall 100

OISS Services

OISS has reception desks on both the First (Room 101) and Second (Room 201) floors of Lovett Hall, Entrance A. Documents are primarily available for pick-up at the first floor reception desk. When the first floor is temporarily closed, documents can be picked up on the second floor.
Visit https://oiss.rice.edu/covid19 for the OISS Coronavirus FAQ page.

Document Submission

We encourage you to continue using our online options:
• CPT requests: https://oiss.rice.edu/applyCPT (netID login required)
• OPT requests: http://bit.ly/optrequest
• STEM OPT Extension requests: http://bit.ly/stemdocs
• Other document submissions: http://bit.ly/oissdocs