International Scholar Dossier (ISD)

What is International Scholar Dossier (ISD)?

International Scholar Dossier (ISD) is a web-based system shared between Berkeley International Office and the host department used to invite J-1 international visiting scholars to UC Berkeley.  See the International Scholar Dossier Process Flowchart [pdf] for details.

Timing Your Request

A complete International Scholar Dossier (ISD) record must be submitted to Berkeley International Office at least 2-4 months before the scholar's start date, based on the processing times of the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. embassies. See Inviting J-1 Exchange Visitors [pdf] for more information.

Technical/System Requirements

International Scholar Dossier (ISD) is compatible with Internet Explorer version 8.x and above, and Mozilla Firefox  version 3.5.x and above. Use of other browser software (Safari, Google Chrome, etc.) may cause errors.  You will also need access to a scanner to submit the required documents.

Please note:  After twenty minutes of inactivity, you will be automatically logged out of International Scholar Dossier (ISD) and you will lose any unsaved data.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at jscholar@berkeley.edu or call (510) 642-2818.