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International Scholar Dossier (ISD)

International Scholar Dossier (ISD) is a web-based application used by the International Faculty & Scholars Office (IFSO) to manage the invitation process for J-1 Exchange Visitors and H-1B/TN/E-3 employees at UC San Diego.

ISD allows department administrators to create a scholar record for prospective international visitors, who will then be notified to enter required data and upload supporting documentation. When they are finished, the system will notify the department administrator to review the data and documentation of the scholar, as well as input additional data and upload additional documentation from the department side. The administrator then submits the record to IFSO. 

IFSO will reach out for any additional information/documentation as needed and will issue the DS-2019 document or file the employment-based petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

ISD Flow chart

With the creation of the ISD record, any further requests or updates regarding this scholar during their time at UCSD can be submitted via ISD. Depending on the request or update type, they can be initiated by the scholar or the department administrator.

Online Recharge Form

IFSO is entirely self-funded and must rely on fees charged to departments and scholars for its services. 

Shipping Label Instructions

IFSO has closed its physical location at least through May 31, 2021. Original documents are being shipped to Faculty/Scholars through the use of FedEx Express. IFSO will use the label provided by the Department or Scholar to ship documents.

Department ISD Instructions

Department Instructions

Faculty/Scholar ISD Instructions

Faculty/Scholar Instructions