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Introduction of New Scholar Forms and Invitation to Department Administrator Training Sessions

Dear Department Administrators,

The ISSO is very pleased to announce that we have added substantial content to the "Administrators" section of our web site relating to sponsorship of international scholars (i.e., visitors, non-paid scholars, and international employees). You will now find a detailed overview of Boston University sponsorship policies for all available immigration classifications, as well as a summary of steps for processing each, including our new Department Checklist for International Scholar Processing. The forms can be completed (i.e. filled in) on your computer and then printed for signature and submission.

For those of you who make requests for J visa-related documentation, we would like to draw your attention to the J Exchange Visitor Overview that includes new, more pragmatic minimum funding requirements for J scholars and their dependents.

Requests received at the ISSO on or after May 1, 2004 should be on the new forms and, for J requests, should include funding documentation that meets the new minimums.

We are also pleased to invite you to attend one of two scheduled Department Administrator Training Sessions to meet our scholar advising team; to learn about our new processing forms; and to review the various visa classifications, the sponsorship policies for each and how we decide which is most appropriate for your scholars. The sessions will be held as follows:

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FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2004
Charles River Campus

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9:00 - 11:00am
The Photonics Center, Room 203
8 St. Mary's Street

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TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2004
Medical Campus

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9:00 - 11:00am
Building L, Room 112
80 E. Concord Street

We look forward to seeing you at one of these sessions and to answering any questions you might have about inviting international scholars to your department.

 

ISSO
Boston University
February 28, 2005

Boston University International Students & Scholars Office