International Students and Scholars Purdue University

General Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Mailing Address:

Office of International Students and Scholars
Purdue University
Schleman Hall of Student Services, Room #136
475 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050

General Office Phones: 

International Student Services

  • International Student Services team: 765-494-5770
  • Student counselors are available by phone M, T, W, F 9:00 - 11:30 and M-F 1:30 - 4:00 (except University Holidays)

International Scholar Services

  • The International Scholar Services team supports international faculty, staff, postdocs and scholars wholing visa status where the primary activity is employment or research: H-1B, e-3, TN, O-1, J-1 Research Scholar, J-1 Short-Term Scholar, or J-1 Visiting Undergraduate Student. The International Scholar Services team does not support enrolled international students - enrolled international students must contact the International Student Services team.
  • International Scholar Services team: 765-496-0653
  • Scholar counselors are available Monday - Friday afternoons (1 pm - 5 pm)(except University Holidays). Calls are not answered during the lunch hour (12 noon to 1 pm).

 

General E-Mail Address for student questions:

iss@purdue.edu

Student Virtual Drop-In Hours:

Virtual Drop-In advising is intended for matters that can be addressed in 10 minutes or less. Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis for drop-ins. Student Counselors are only available during drop-in hours, except by appointment.

Monday - Friday: 1:30-4:00

Scholar Services

The International Scholar Services team supports international faculty, staff, postdocs and scholars wholing visa status where the primary activity is employment or research: H-1B, e-3, TN, O-1, J-1 Research Scholar, J-1 Short-Term Scholar, or J-1 Visiting Undergraduate Student. The International Scholar Services team does not support enrolled international students - enrolled international students must contact the International Student Services team.

The scholar services team has moved to Hovde Room 300. Currently, the third floor of Hovde is closed to all visitors. 

General Email Address for scholar questions

intlscholars@purdue.edu 

Document request: Hovde Room 300

Please note the following instructions for document pickup:

  • J-1 Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars or Visiting Undergraduate Students who want to pick up a DS-2019 must have received an email instructing them that the document is ready, before you can arrange for delivery or pickup.
  • H-1, E-3, TN or O-1 status holders who want to obtain their original I-797 Receipts or approvals must first submit a request for the document.
    • For requests based on upcoming travel, please go to https://connect.iss.purdue.edu, scroll to University Employment, and then go to "Update ISS".
    • For all other requests (based on driver's licenses, business office requests, etc.) please scroll to University Employment and then go to "Make a Request".
  • For permanent residence applicants who need a Supplement J, you must first request this. 
  • please go to https://connect.iss.purdue.edu, scroll to University Employment, and then go to "Make a Request".

To obtain your document you may either arrange for shipment, or schedule an appointment for pickup:

  • If you prefer shipment, go to https://connect.iss.purdue.edu, scroll to University Employment and then select “Document Shipping Request”. Submit your email address.  An email then will be sent automatically with a link to the eShipGlobal website where you can process a shipping label and input your payment information.  ISS will receive confirmation from the eShipGlobal system once you submit and pay for your shipment. We then will print the shipping label. In most cases, the document will be placed into shipment on Wednesday immediately following submission of the shipping label.
  • If you prefer to pickup your document in person, email intlscholars@purdue.edu for a link to the online appointment scheduling tool. Pickup appointments are available one morning per week between 8:30 am and 1 pm, in ten minute increments. Pickup is at a location next to campus, but is not "on" campus.

Phone Calls: call 6-0653 during Scholar Phone duty times

To contact the scholar services team about a question regarding a Purdue J-1 scholar, J-1 Visiting Undergraduate Student or H-1B employee, please call the scholar team main phone line (6-0653) during these times:

  • Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

  • Tuesdays 1:30 PM to 3 PM

  • Wednesdays 1:30 PM to 3 PM

  • Thursdays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

  • Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Please clearly explain to the front desk that you have a scholar question to be forwarded to the scholar counselor on phone duty.

Scholar Consultation Appointments 

International faculty, staff, postdocs or scholars who want to make an appointment to speak with a counselor may do so using our online booking tool. Email intlscholars@purdue.edu for a link to the online appointment scheduling tool. All appointments are virtual.

Scholar appointments in Hovde Room 300

At this time we are not offering any appointments in-person. 

Visiting Scholar and Staff Request (J-1 visa only)

Scholars wishing to submit the paper Visiting Scholar and Staff Request form to the International Scholar Services team may filelocker it to Sarah Moore (moore956) - at https://filelocker.purdue.edu. This form is NOT used by enrolled J-1 Students. The paper form is used for the following requests by current J-1 Research Scholars, J-1 Short-Term Scholars, and J-1 Visiting Undergraduate Students:

  • Adding a dependent
  • Change of Funding
  • Department transfer
  • Replacement of Documents
  • Change of personal information

Travel Requests

Travel Requests now require that an eform be submitted in ISSConnect depending on your visa status. Below are instructions depending on your status.

J-1 Travel Requests

Those in J-1 scholar status who need a signature on their DS2019 to permit their reentry to the US will need to submit a Travel Request eform:

  1. Go to connect.iss.purdue.edu

  2. Click the blue Login button to log in using her Purdue Career Account

  3. Click on J-1 Scholar Services

  4. Click on Travel Request

  5. Complete and submit

  6. Within five (5) business days, ISS will process the eform, either asking for more information or sending email instructions regarding where to go to obtain the signature.

H-1B Travel Requests 

Those in H-1B status will need to submit their travel plans in an eform according to these instructions:

  1. Go to connect.iss.purdue.edu

  2. Click the blue Login button to log in using her Purdue Career Account

  3. Click on University Employment

  4. Click on Update ISS

  5. Click on Start a New Request

  6. Click on Travel Plans

  7. Complete and submit

  8. Within three (3) business days, ISS will process the eform, either asking for more information or sending email instructions regarding the travel plans.

Emergency Contact Number:

International students, faculty and staff who are currently at Purdue and who have an emergency situation, such as a lost or stolen passport, may call for assistance when the ISS office is not open for business.

Applicants for admission may not use this number to inquire about admission status or the status of the issuance of a Form I-20 or Form DS 2019.

Please do not use the emergency phone number to inquire about travel signatures or lost or forgotten I-20's.  Email your inquiry to iss@purdue.edu and we will respond as soon as we return to the office.

After Hours-Emergency Phone: (765) 491-6759

The emergency phone line is not monitored during normal business hours or between the hours of 10:00 PM EST and 7:00 AM EST.



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