Contact Information & Scholar Advising Services


The ISSS staff is available to answer any questions that international faculty and scholars may have about their immigration status at Rutgers.  International Faculty and Scholar Advisors are able to consult on questions relating to extensions, changes of status, maintenance of status, travel, scope of permissible activities, and other matters relating to employment-based sponsorship.  We also partner with university departments as some questions may require further consultation with sponsoring departments.

Remote Advising

Our remote advising services are divided into the following categories: 

J-1 Scholar Advising: Foreign Nationals who are under Rutgers J-1 "Research Scholar," "Professor," "Visiting Research Student," or "Short-term Scholar" sponsorship 

H-1B Advising: Foreign Nationals under Rutgers H-1B sponsorship

O-1 Advising: Foreign Nationals under Rutgers O-1 sponsorship

Permanent Residency (PR) Advising: Foreign Nationals Currently under in the process of PR sponsorship by Rutgers or are eligible for PR sponsorship based on the Employment of Foreign Nationals (EFN) Policy. 

Remote appointments can be requested by clicking here

  • Note that appointment availability is displayed up to 7 days in advance and no less than 12 hours from the time of booking. If you do not see any available appointments, please check again on the following day for new availability.
  • Please be mindful of the scheduled time and duration of your appointment. In order for ISSS to be able to support all Faculty and Scholars, advising appointments must be kept within the scheduled time. If you find yourself with additional questions remaining at the end of your scheduled time, we welcome you to schedule another appointment or continue to communicate with our advisors by email: 

Contact us:

30 College Ave New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Phone: 848-932-7800



Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

65 Bergen Street, Room GA-72, Newark, NJ 07107

Phone: 973-972-6138