Invitation Letter Requests and Travel Signature Days
Oct. 23, 2012
1- Announcements: Invitation Letter Requests
2 - Reminders: Graduating in December and Planning to Apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT)? Apply Soon!
3- Workshops: ISSO Employment Workshop Schedule
4 - Upcoming ISSO Events: Travel Signature Days
1 - ANNOUNCEMENTS
Invitation Letter Requests
Is your family planning to visit you in the U.S. and applying for a B1/B2 tourist visa? If so, you can request an invitation letter that the ISSO will write for your family to take when they apply for their tourist visa. Request your letters here: http://sys2.unet.brandeis.edu/bwebforms/view/req_invitation/
2 - REMINDERS
Graduating in December and Planning to Apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT)?
Are you finishing your degree in December and planning to apply for OPT? If so, we encourage you to file soon! OPT applications are typically taking 2 1/2 to 3 months before you get the OPT card. Please see our website for information on how to apply (http://www.brandeis.edu/acserv/isso/current/employment/opt/index.html)
Click on the following link for the Check List for OPT Drops-Offs: http://www.brandeis.edu/acserv/isso/current/employment/opt/opt_checklist.pdf
PhD students: Please note that you need to make an appointment in order to file for OPT.
If you have not attended an employment workshop, we would strongly encourage you to join us for one before you apply for CPT or OPT.
3 - WORKSHOPS
ISSO EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP
The ISSO will hold its last Employment Workshop for October on Tuesday, October 30. Information on F-1 Curricular Practical Training will begin at 3:00pm, F-1 Optional Practical Training will be from 3:30pm-4:30pm, and information on J-1 Academic Training will be from 4:30pm-5:00pm.
All workshops will be held in the conference room of ISSO, Kutz Hall 215.
5 - UPCOMING ISSO EVENTS
Travel Signature Days
November 7, 8, and 9 from 10am-4pm
If you will be traveling outside of the U.S. for the upcoming Thanksgiving or winter holidays, double check that you have gotten a travel signature on your I-20 or DS-2019 that will be less than 6 months old when you re-enter the U.S. If you need a new signature, you can get one on the spot at the ISSO on November 7, 8, and 9 from 10am-4pm. If you have a previous signature, but it is not less than 6 months old, you need a new signature.
To help you figure out if you need a travel signature or not, please find more information on our website under Travel Information.
If you need a new travel signature, and you do not come to the ISSO for the Travel Signature Days, you will need to leave your I-20 or DS-2019 and retrieve it the following day. Please plan in advance and come to the Travel Signature Days if you can make it!