Office of International Students

Welcome to the Office of International Students  

(Part of the Division of Academic Support and Student Affairs)



WORKSHOPS for 2014


The Office of International Students is the primary university resource and focal point for international student services. The Office provides international students with comprehensive, on-going assistance in all matters related to maintaining valid immigration status. It oversees and offers a range of programs and services, throughout the year, to ease the student adjustment to the NJIT community.

    In addition to orientation programs prior to the beginning of each semester, the Office provides updated information and advice regarding the complex ever-changing federal regulations. Other services include:

  •     Tax preparation workshops

  •     Work permission and practical training recommendations (CPT & OPT)

  •     Travel and dependents' documents

  •     Full time certification letters, visit letters and commencement letters

  •     Social Security and banking referral letters.

Also, the Office administers and coordinates the university’s exchange program.

Note:     The Office of International Students does not handle admissions applications or decisions. Kindly direct your inquiries regarding your admission status to or call the Office of University Admissions at 973-596-3300.

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WORKSHOP                      DATE       TIME            LOCATION

Learn Confidence to  Meet an Employer February 26 11:30a - 12:45pm Ballroom B
Optional Practical Training --  (OPT) January 28 2 - 3:30 pm Cullimore Lecture Hall 1
NOTE:  The Form I-765 Application Fee February 21 11:-1:00 pm Cullimore Lecture Hall 3
for OPT  is $380.00 March 27 3 - 4:30 pm Cullimore Lecture Hall 1
April 14 3 - 4:30 pm GITC 1100
May 15 2 - 3:30 pm Tiernan Lecture Hall 1
June 25 2 - 3:30 pm Kupf 210
July 23 2 - 3:30 pm Campus Center B35
September 24 3 - 4:30 pm Cullimore Lecture Hall 3
October 20 3 - 4:30 pm TBD
November 11 2 - 3:30 pm TBD
Immigration Options (After F-1) Workshop March 13 10 -11:30am CLH 2
One-on-One with Art (meetings) March 13 1:30-4:30pm Fenster Hall
Immigration Options (Skype Art) March 14
Road to the Green Card October 30 2:30am-4:30pm TBD
Striving @ NJIT Sept. 22nd 11:30-1:00p. Ballroom B

For those applying for OPT:

•  If you are completing your program this semester, you MUST attend one workshop.

•  Applications for OPT MUST reach the Vermont Service Center and be receipted within 30 days of the signature of the international   student advisor on page 3 of the OPT I-20.

•  Your paperwork will be processed only after you have attended a workshop.

•  Please bring your most recent I-20 and passport to the workshop.

•  USCIS processing times can reach 90 days. Plan accordingly. In other words, APPLY AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.  However, if you have any doubts about completing your program, please see an international student advisor FIRST before applying for OPT.

•  The workshops begin promptly. Please be considerate to your fellow students and OIS staff and do not arrive late

REMINDER:  Form I-765 Application fee for OPT is $380.

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Walk in Hours:

Wednesday, September 3              (9-11:30am  &  1-3:00pm)

Wednesday, September 10            (9-11:30am  &  1-3:00pm)

Wednesday, September 17           (9-11:30am  & 1-3:00pm)

Wednesday, September 24            (9-11:30am  &  1-3:00pm)

TRAVEL REMINDER:  If you are traveling, page 3 of your current I-20 must be signed by OIS.  The signature is valid for 6 months.

Got questions:  Call 973-596-2451 


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