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  • FAQs

    Answers regarding the new guidelines for international student advising and travel signatures.

  • You're Not Alone

    International students are invited to participate in this four-part webinar series to promote emotional and social wellness. 

  • Delegation in Brazil

    The Brazil Gateway welcomed Ohio State representatives February 10-13.

  • FLAS Fellowships Awarded

    Foreign Language and Area Studies grants awarded to 52 Ohio State students to support intensive language study.


New Guidelines for Advising

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) has transitioned to providing services to international students via email and phone. These changes are based on university requirements that faculty and staff telecommute and only critical services be maintained on campus.

Immigration coordinators will be available by email (preferred) and phone Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to advise and respond to international students’ questions via email and phone through May 1.

 Helpful Guidelines for Our Services

  • OIA has discontinued the E-form procedures via IntBuckeye for travel signatures
  • OIA will process I-20s remotely; processing and mailing may take longer than normal
  • You may leave the country without a travel signature
  • View instructions for specific OIA services here
  • Essential actions in the SEVIS system will be performed so your immigration record will not be jeopardized
  • For the majority of our services, the most efficient way for OIA to assist you will be via email. You can access any necessary forms and handouts that you may need at oia.osu.edu, which can be scanned and emailed to iss@osu.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

OIA also has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions document that will help answer the many inquiries we have received. Please review the FAQ document.

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