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OISS Forms and Government Forms


OISS Forms

For all of the forms please read the instructions, download the form, and bring it to The Thea Bowman House on 72 College Road (or email to bcis@bc.edu) along with the required supporting documentation.

PRE Completion OPT Application Form 
Read the enclosed instructions and use this form to apply for PRE-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT). PRE-Completion OPT is work done PRIOR to your completion of studies. For more information please visit our OPT page. 

Post OPT Application Form
Read the enclosed instructions use this form to apply for POST-completion Optional Practical Training. POST-OPT is work done in your field of study AFTER you have completed your studies. For more information please visit our OPT page. 

CPT Application Form
Read the enclosed instructions and use this form OISS form to apply for Curricular Practical Training. For more information please visit our CPT page

Statement Concerning F-1 Student’s Application for a Social Security Number
(Boston College Official use only
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BC offices hiring international students must complete this form form on department letterhead in order for international students to apply for a Social Security Number. If you have any questions concerning this form please contact us at 617.552.8005 or bcis@bc.edu

Required Post-OPT Employer and Address Reporting Form  (online form) 
During your POST-completion OPT period ALL students on OPT are required by law to report their address and employment information to the OISS  within 10 days of any change. Failure to report an employer (or your departure or change of status) within 90 days of your OPT approved start date will result in termination of your F-1 status!

 

Government Forms

I-765 work application
Complete this form to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) or J-2 Work Permission.  Students applying for Optional Practical Training will hand in this completed form with the appropriate OISS OPT application (see above) to the OISS. The OISS has created a sample I-765 form to guide you in completing the form.  For more information about F-1 OPT please visit our OPT page.

I-94 Form Retrieval
Use this website to print your I-94 arrival record. This record proves your legal entry into the U.S.  You will need this for government applications. We also recommmend keeping a printed or electronic copy with you when traveing within the U.S. 

DS-160 Visa Application 
Complete this form to apply for a new U.S. visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate Abroad.