J-1 Scholar Forms

Please check the Document Processing Timelines page for information pertaining to each form. New DS-2019 Request / Instructions J-2 Dependent DS-2019 Request (For bringing a J-2 Dependent to the U.S. after the J-1 has arrived) New International Student/Scholar Information Form / Instructions  (Check-In Form) DS-2019 Extension Request / Instructions Travel Signature Request / Instructions J-1 Scholar Off-Campus Work Authorization Request / Instructions Letter of Standing Invitation Read more

J-1 Student Forms

Please check the Document Processing Timelines page for information pertaining to each form. Change of Status to Permanent Resident DS-2019 Request   (Replacement DS-2019/ Request DS-2019 for  J-2 Dependents) Invitation Letter J-1 Student Employment Request Form Leave of Absence for Graduate Students Leave of Absence for Undergraduate Students Letter of Standing New International Student/Scholar Information Form Read more

F-1 Student Forms

Please check the Document Processing Timelines page for information pertaining to each form. Cap-Gap Extension I-20 Request Change of Status to F-1 I-20 Request Form Change of Status to Permanent Resident Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Curricular Practical Training (CPT) (for Viterbi graduate students Only) I-20 Request Form Invitation Letter ITIN Request Leave of Absence for Read more

OIS Forms

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Tax Related Forms

Form W-2 This form shows the total income earned and the withheld income tax at the state and federal levels. Workers receive a W-2 from each employer and thus may have multiple W-2s to include in their federal and tax income. The USC W-2 can be received either online or by mail. Online is quicker Read more

Coffee with ‘SC Celebrity Bokyung Byun

‘SC celebrity Bokyung Byun was described by her colleagues as a guitarist who “performs with fleet-fingered, delicate precision, and expressiveness”. As of this academic year, Bokyung is attending USC Thornton’s doctoral program in Guitar Performance through the prestigious International Artist Fellowship Program. As an International Artist Fellow, Bokyung has been identified as one of the most outstanding young artists from Read more

Be Aware of Internet and Phone Scams

Scammers are targeting international students in Southern California. Scammers posing as agents of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), travel companies, apartment leasing companies, and immigration agencies – such as the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, and U.S. Embassies abroad are contacting students and demanding money and personal Read more

Student from China Inspired to Translate Commencement

Dan Li is working with computer engineering students to create a website that would translate commencement ceremonies at USC. Story by: Holden Slattery USC sophomore Dan Li was working as a teleprompter machine operator in his elective class at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism this semester. He was behind the scenes, doing his Read more

Sprintax Tax Preparation Software

OIS has teamed up with Sprintax to provide a tax preparation software for non-residents at USC. Sprintax is a web-based tax return preparation system designed exclusively for foreign students, scholars, teachers, researchers, trainees, and their dependents to aid in preparing US federal and state income tax forms (returns). Recent USC graduates on OPT and OPT STEM can also use Sprintax. Read more

OIS Exclusive: Football 101—A Recap of the Action

International students learn about the complex game of football and the beloved USC Trojans. Story by: Holden Slattery From tackling techniques to penalties to the USC fight song, international and domestic students who attended Football 101 at Heritage Hall on October 3 learned about the complex game of football and the beloved USC Trojans. USC Read more