I-9 Information for Departments with International Students and Scholars

The Directorate of International Student and Scholar Advising (DISSA) assists international students and scholars with I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification forms.  To facilitate this process for the numerous populations we serve, we ask that you utilize the appropriate form below.

General Procedure and Access to iStart

  • If you do not have access to iStart, go to iStart under Administrative Services for University Departments, log in with your PSU Access Account, and follow the prompts.
  • If you do have access to iStart, please log in to iStart under Administrative Services for University Departments.
  • If the student or scholar you are assisting does not have a profile in iStart, one must be added.  To do so, click the Departmental Services category, then submit the Add New Person eForm.
  • Submit one of the eForms from the list below.  Read descriptions carefully.  For assistance identifying your employee’s status, please call (814) 863-2631 or (814) 865-0423.

STATUS

SPONSOR (Entity that issued the visa document)

CAMPUS OF EMPLOYMENT

FORM

F-1 or J-1 Student

Penn State

University Park

I-9 Request: Student (not for Departmental Contacts)

F-1 or J-1 Student

Penn State

Non-University Park Campuses

Other: I-9 - IBIS Update Only

F-1 Student on OPT or J-1 Student on Academic Training

Penn State or Other University

University Park

Other: I-9 - Other Employees

F-1 Student on OPT or J-1 Student on Academic Training

Penn State or Other University

Non-University Park Campuses

Other: I-9 - IBIS Update Only

J-1 Scholar (new)

Penn State

University Park

Will be emailed a link to Equifax upon approval of Document Check-In (part of checklist)

J-1 Scholar (not a new scholar)

Penn State

Non-University Park Campuses

J-1: I-9 Update (NOT for NEW J-1 Scholars)

J-2 Dependent with EAD or Other with EAD

N/A

University Park

Other: I-9 - Other Employees

J-2 Dependent with EAD or Other with EAD

N/A

Non-University Park Campuses

Other: I-9 - IBIS Update Only

H-1B, T-N, E-3, O-1

(Not for those changing to Green Card)

Penn State

Non-University Park Campuses

Faculty Advising: I-9 Update (H1B, TN, E3, O1)

H-1B, T-N, E-3, O-1

Penn State

University Park

Faculty Advising contacts employee with instructions

Green Card / Legal Permanent Resident

(Ex. Changing from H-1B to Green Card)

N/A

Any campus

Other: I-9 - IBIS Update Only

Other (non-PSU document or other status not generally advised by DISSA)

N/A

University Park

Other: I-9 - Other Employees

Other (non-PSU document or other status not generally advised by DISSA)

N/A

Non-University Park Campuses

Other: I-9 - IBIS Update Only