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Wednesday Walk-In Hours

for Scholars and BU Administrators
Wednesdays 2:00-5:00

In an effort to be more readily accessible to BU administrators and to provide in-person services to scholars, the ISSO Scholar Services Team has introduced Walk-In Hours each Wednesday afternoon from 2:00-5:00 p.m. to assist scholars and administrators with general questions and select services on a walk-in basis.

Wednesday Walk-In Hours will be held each Wednesday at the ISSO at 888 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor.

Services provided during Wednesday Walk-In Hours will include:

  • Completion of Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification for new or continuing international employees. (Scholars in H-1B and O-1 status should conact the ISSO for an appointment.)
  • DS-2019 Travel Signatures
  • “Quick questions” on travel, visa renewal, immigration status and benefits
  • Questions about filling out Form A and Form B requests for immigration sponsorship or extension
  • Drop-off of requests for processing (Please note: While these requests can be dropped off during Wednesday Walk-In Hours, processing for these requests cannot be completed on the spot.):

    •  Extension Requests

    •  Application to Add Dependent

    •  Request Recommendation for J-1 Occasional Lectures

    •  J-1 Transfer Out Request

    •  H-1 Change in Employment Notification

    •  J-1 Scholar Notification of Departure

    •  End of Employment Notification

    Please keep in mind that Wednesday Walk-In Hours are meant to provide general information and procedural guidance only. Situations requiring a review of a scholar's immigration history or file are best handled in an individual appointment.

Individual appointments with the appropriate scholar advisor or ISSO administrator would be required for:

  1. Advice on J-1 waivers
  2. J-2 dependent employment
  3. Change of Immigration Status
  4. Reinstatement/Immigration status violations
  5. Complex travel/visa renewal questions
  6. Discussion of long-term immigration strategy
  7. Any questions related to Lawful Permanent Residence (“green card”) sponsorship




Boston University
February 28, 2005

Boston University International Students & Scholars Office