International students, scholars, faculty and staff who will be traveling internationally during the holiday break should be sure to have your immigration documents in order prior to departing the U.S. For those making visa applications at U.S. consulates, be prepared for possible delays in visa issuance. This checklist can help you to prepare for your trip:
*Please note that travel signatures should be requested at least 2 business days before planned travel.
A chance to meet other international students and scholars on campus and take a short break as the fall term comes to a close. Come chat with OVIS staff and have a snack! Coffee, tea, and light refreshments provided.
Susan Ellison will be available for open immigration advising office hours at DHMC for Geisel School of Medicine international medical students, researchers, faculty and staff.
Clinical Education/Registrar's Conference Room on the 4th floor of Rubin
Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 2:30-4:30pm
Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 2:30-4:30pm
Email Susan in advance to schedule a timeslot, or feel free to walk in if the door is open. F-1 and J-1 visa holders can bring their Forms I-20 or DS-2019 for travel signatures.
The International Spouses & Partners group at Dartmouth will have its first weekly meeting on Thursday, October 10 in the Sachem Common Room. The information about the group is here.
Recently OVIS has been made aware of a fraud scheme targeting foreign nationals in the United States. Individuals posing as USCIS officers are reportedly calling foreign nationals and claiming problems with their immigration records, pressuring the foreign nationals to pay a penalty via a wire transfer to resolve the problems. If you receive such a call you should contact OVIS. You should not wire any funds or disclose any personal information.
Scammers use a technique called "Caller ID spoofing," to display false information on the caller ID. The scammers pose as government officials and request personal information, asking for payment to correct records. Do not provide any information or payment. If you receive such a call, please contact OVIS.
USCIS has confirmed reports of a phone scam where international students receive a call purporting to be from an immigration officer requesting confirmation of personal data, and warning that there is a penalty for failure to provide the information. If you receive such a call, please notify OVIS and we will report the information to the appropriate authorities. USCIS link is here.
Monday - Friday: 2-4 pm at OVIS
Bring your OPT application packet to OVIS before mailing it. OVIS staff will review it with you.
GLACIER Tax Preparation Software ~ Coming Soon!
The 2013 Tax Filing Season is here. If you were present in the United States during any part of 2012 on a visa, you must file an annual tax statement with the federal government. The tax filing deadline is April 15, 2013. To help guide you through the process, OVIS has purchased GLACIER Tax Prep (formerly CINTAX), a web-based federal tax return preparation software program designed for international students. GLACIER will help you determine your tax filing status, and contains a comprehensive set of FAQs. OVIS will email you detailed information regarding access to GLACIER as soon as it is available.
On February 13, 2013, OVIS will host a Tax Workshop for international students. For more information check the Information Session link on our website:
The Office of Visa and Immigration Services moved to our new location at 63 South Main Street - Suite 303 on Thursday, December 15, 2011. We look forward to seeing you at our new office location!
Mon 9-12, 1-4
Tue 9-12, 1-4
Wed 9-12, 1-4
Thu (AM closed) 1-4
Fri 9-12, 1-4
The 2013 Diversity Lottery opens October 4, 2011.
Dartmouth College assesses an international services fee of $80.00 per term to help offset costs generated by the visa sponsorship process and to support services offered to international students. This fee is assessed to all active international students at the College -both undergraduate and graduate. An international student for the purposes of this fee is defined as one who is not a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident, and who holds, or is applying for, a valid U.S. visa or immigration status under Dartmouth's sponsorship.
International students are billed directly as part of their tuition and fees. Degreed and non-degreed international students who have active Banner records have the $80.00 fee assessed as part of the term-based tuition and fees billing from Student Financial Services.
Last Updated: 12/3/13