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The OIS is commited to keeping our students, faculty and staff informed about updates or changes in immigration, as well as changes in institutional policies or practices.  From our latest blog post, to presentations, the OIS will continue to update the News and Events section with pertinent information and announcements. Be sure to visit the follow pages regularly to stay in the know!

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Events

  • J-1 Scholar Orientation
  • September 03, 2014
  • For new J-1 Scholars. Topics include J-1 immigration documents, responsibilities as a J-1 Scholar, the 2-year home residency requirement, travel, and OIS processes for J-1 updates, extensions and more. 

    Email J1-Scholars@jhmi.edu to make a reservation.  Include the date of the session you plan to attend in your email.

  • H-1B E-Form Training for Departmental Administrators
  • September 11, 2014
  • The OIS has been working to centralize some services across the Johns Hopkins Enterprise, and consolidate certain immigration processes. The first process to be centralized will be the H-1B process. As the OIS@JHMI has the largest number of H-1B cases, the decision was made to move all H-1B processing to the Medical Campus. In connection with this procedural change, the OIS will implement a new electronic H-1B process in February 2014. The new process will allow sponsoring Departments and H-1B applicants to submit all forms via iHopkins, the central database used by the OIS to process H-1B applications.

    Benefits of the New Process:

    • Ability to manage your case load and monitor the status of H-1B cases via iHopkins.
    • Electronic Posting process removes the need for departments to post paper notices in all work sites.
    • Improved Actual Wage reporting process.
    • Ability to submit all required forms via iHopkins.
    • Monthly training will be offered for new and continuing users

    Important Changes:

    • The OIS will only accept H-1B requests submitted via iHopkins after February 24, 2014.
    • All H-1B cases will be prepared and filed by the OIS@JHMI. H-1B Advising and support will continue to be available at Homewood and SAIS.

    Individuals who are responsible for processing H-1B requests must participate in Mandatory Training. Individuals who have not attended a training session will not be granted access to iHopkins, and thus, not able to initiate a H-1B request.

    All training sessions will be held on the JHMI campus in the first floor conference room of Reed Hall. To register for a training session, e-mail the following information to H1B-Employment@jhmi.edu :

    Last Name
    First Date
    E-mail Address
    School
    Department/Division

    Considerable time and effort was dedicated to revising this process and developing a comprehensive and extensive training program for Departmental Users. Following in person training, OIS staff will be available in person, and via Adobe Connect to help departmental users through the implementation. Individuals who prepare H-1B forms for H-1B sponsorship MUST attend a training session before they will be permitted to begin using iHopkins.

  • J-1 Scholar Orientation
  • September 17, 2014
  • For new J-1 Scholars. Topics include J-1 immigration documents, responsibilities as a J-1 Scholar, the 2-year home residency requirement, travel, and OIS processes for J-1 updates, extensions and more. 

    Email J1-Scholars@jhmi.edu to make a reservation.  Include the date of the session you plan to attend in your email.

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