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  • Travel | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    and Consultations Departure and Research Abroad J 1 Violation J 1 Students Employment J 1 Violation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Change of Major Change of Level Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension Form Dependents Departure Form Document Mailing Options Transfer Out Procedures Translation Services Travel Tips for Applying for a Visa U S Immigration Agencies and Information U S Immigration Scams Report Immigration Scams Living and Working in the U S Annual Tax Filing International Tax Topics and Links FICA Tax Exemptions Tax Treaties English Conversation Sessions Finding a Job Housing Legal Resources Immigration Attorneys Marriage and Divorce Phone Service Transportation and Driving Social Security Number SSN Storage Facilities Where to go for Health Care Home Immigration Travel Travel Tips for Applying for a Visa When traveling outside the U S it is recommended to carry the ISSS contact information in case it is requested at the Port of Entry During business hours Monday Friday 8AM 5PM ISSS can be reached at 615 322 2753 After business hours Port of Entry officials can call the Vanderbilt Operator at 615 322 7311 for assistance in reaching an ISSS staff member US VISIT Program Exit Procedures US VISIT exit procedures are being tested at some air and seaports around the country If your port of departure has US VISIT exit kiosks you are required to comply with the exit procedures before leaving the U S We recommend that you ask airline staff about the exit kiosk availability at the check in counter For more information about US VISIT program please visit the Department of Homeland Security US VISIT website FOR F 1 J 1 STUDENTS No appointment is necessary for travel endorsements Simply visit ISSS during regular business hours 8am 5 00pm Monday Friday At the ISSS sign in make sure you check that you need a travel signature and complete all information Leave your document with the International Suite Receptionist Two business days later your I 20 DS 2019 will be ready for pick up Click here for travel tips from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office An F 1 J 1 student pursuing a full course of study wishing to leave the U S and return after a temporary absence of five months or less may do so with the following Valid passport Valid F 1 J 1 Visa unless exempt from the visa requirements Form I 20 DS 2019 properly endorsed for travel by ISSS within current term The I 20 and DS 2019 both indicate that travel endorsement signatures are valid for up to one year ISSS recommends that students have travel signatures at least from the current semester to indicate they were in status If you have ever encountered difficulty re entering the U S or have ever applied for reinstatement it is advisable to obtain a new signature from ISSS and to request an official transcript from the Registrars Office F 1 Students on Post Completion Optional Practical Training OPT An F 1 student

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/isss/immigration/travel/ (2016-02-16)
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  • U.S. Immigration Agencies and Information | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    Movie Theaters Newspapers Now Playing Nashville Public Libraries and Museums Restaurants Shopping Malls Sports Visit Music City Student Recreation Wellness Center Vanderbilt Athletics Vanderbilt Human Resources Vanderbilt Student Organizations and Cultural Activities Immigration F 1 Students Employment Study Guide to The States F 1 Reinstatement Information Change of Major Change of Level Reduced Course Load Authorization Form Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension J 1 Interns Evaulation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement J 1 Violation J 1 Scholars Scholar Extension Categories Bars on Repeat Participation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Occasional Lectures and Consultations Departure and Research Abroad J 1 Violation J 1 Students Employment J 1 Violation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Change of Major Change of Level Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension Form Dependents Departure Form Document Mailing Options Transfer Out Procedures Translation Services Travel Tips for Applying for a Visa U S Immigration Agencies and Information U S Immigration Scams Report Immigration Scams Living and Working in the U S Annual Tax Filing International Tax Topics and Links FICA Tax Exemptions Tax Treaties English Conversation Sessions Finding a Job Housing Legal Resources Immigration Attorneys Marriage and Divorce Phone Service Transportation and Driving Social Security Number SSN Storage Facilities Where to go for Health Care Home Immigration U S Immigration Agencies and Information U S Immigration Agencies and Information ISSS USCIS YOU ISSS does not work for the U S Citizenship Immigration Services USCIS formerly known as the INS nor for any other part of the U S government ISSS staff are trained to assist international students and scholars with immigration matters However the student or scholar is solely responsible for maintaining legal status Answers to many common questions can be found on the ISSS website http www vanderbilt edu isss or by reading

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/isss/immigration/us-immigration-agencies-info/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Living and Working in the U.S. | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    Social Security Number SSN Windstar Tax Database Health Insurance Health Insurance Basics For Degree Seeking Students For Non Degree Students For J 1 Scholars and Student Interns Dental Insurance Dependent Insurance Student Health Center Forms Orientation Orientation Schedule Housing Finding a Place to Live Setting Up Your Housing Phone Service Transportation and Driving Public Transportation Obtaining a Driver License Buying a Car Campus and Community Adjusting to Life in the U S English Language Center Public and Campus Safety 9 1 1 User Guide for Emergencies Know Your Rights If Stopped by Police or FBI Identity Theft Protection Nashville Community Religious Communities and Resources Resources for Families Shop Dine and Explore Bars Microbreweries Dance Clubs Pool Halls Bowling Alleys Grocery Stores Movie Theaters Newspapers Now Playing Nashville Public Libraries and Museums Restaurants Shopping Malls Sports Visit Music City Student Recreation Wellness Center Vanderbilt Athletics Vanderbilt Human Resources Vanderbilt Student Organizations and Cultural Activities Immigration F 1 Students Employment Study Guide to The States F 1 Reinstatement Information Change of Major Change of Level Reduced Course Load Authorization Form Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension J 1 Interns Evaulation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement J 1 Violation J 1 Scholars Scholar Extension Categories Bars on Repeat Participation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Occasional Lectures and Consultations Departure and Research Abroad J 1 Violation J 1 Students Employment J 1 Violation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Change of Major Change of Level Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension Form Dependents Departure Form Document Mailing Options Transfer Out Procedures Translation Services Travel Tips for Applying for a Visa U S Immigration Agencies and Information U S Immigration Scams Report Immigration Scams Living and Working in the U S Annual Tax Filing International Tax Topics and Links FICA Tax Exemptions Tax

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  • Annual Tax Filing | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    Source Income 1040NR The forms 1040NR and its easy version 1040NR EZ are to be used by nonresident aliens filing a tax return Nonresident aliens eg F 1 J 1 etc holders who have been in the US for less than 5 years should use the 1040NR form 1098 T Form 1098T is a form used to report certain tuition payments to the individual and the IRS It can be used by U S tax residents citizens permanent residents and residents under the substantial presence test to claim certain tax credits Persons who are nonresident aliens are not issued the form as you can not take any of those credits 1099 INT 1099 forms report various types of income other than wages salaries and tips The 1099 INT form is used to report Interest Income from a Savings or Money Market bank account You will receive this form by mail from your bank by February Form 8843 Special Filing for F 1 F 2 J 1 and J 2 Persons Persons in F 1 F 2 J 1 or J 2 nonimmigrant status must file Form 8843 even if they received NO income in 2011 If you are required to file an income tax return you should also include Form 8843 with your income tax filing Form 8843 is not an income tax return it is merely an informational statement required by the US government and sent to the IRS Form 8843 must be filed if an individual is present in the U S during 2011 a nonresident alien present in the U S under F 1 F 2 J 1 or J 2 status If an individual meets all three qualifications above the individual must file Form 8843 regardless of the individual s age and even if the individual is not required to file a U S income tax return as a non resident alien for tax purposes i e Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR EZ In general you do not need to have a Social Security Number SSN or Individual Taypayer Identification Number ITIN in order to file Form 8843 However if you have an ITIN or SSN you should put that number on the 8843 An exception to this rule is for individuals who are eligible to be claimed as dependents on a U S income tax return Such individuals must have an SSN ITIN Only nonresident aliens from a very limited number of countries may claim an exemption for their dependents on their U S income tax return Form 1040NR In such a case any dependent who is claimed must have a SSN ITIN An exemption for spouse and or dependents is only applicable if the country of tax residence is American Samoa Canada Korea Mexico Northern Mariana Islands India applicable only to F 1 and J 1 students You can request an ITIN along with your tax filing for you dependents who can be claimed on your US tax return Just include a completed W

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/isss/living-and-working-in-us/annual-tax-filing/ (2016-02-16)
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  • English Conversation Sessions | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    a Visa U S Immigration Agencies and Information U S Immigration Scams Report Immigration Scams Living and Working in the U S Annual Tax Filing International Tax Topics and Links FICA Tax Exemptions Tax Treaties English Conversation Sessions Finding a Job Housing Legal Resources Immigration Attorneys Marriage and Divorce Phone Service Transportation and Driving Social Security Number SSN Storage Facilities Where to go for Health Care Home Living and Working in the U S English Conversation Sessions English Conversation Sessions Vanderbilt English Language Center The ELC offers English for Academics and Professionals and Writing Workshops http www vanderbilt edu elc chat ELC Program Overview chat ELC is a program designed to support the development of English Fluency situational English and cultural competency of spouses and partners of current Vanderbilt students faculty and staff through semi structured English conversation groups The conversation groups will be led by Group Leaders from the Vanderbilt community and leet for 11 weeks in the Fall and Spring semesters and for 3 weeks in the summer term For more details http www vanderbilt edu elc programs chatelc php General English for Spouses Partners Program Overview This tuition free English course for VU community spouses partners helps non native English speakers with a low to intermediate proficiency develop functional oral language skills commonly used in social situations through a series of listening speaking and reading activities The program was originally funded by a Peabody College Department of Teaching and Learning Instructional Improvement Grant and is currently funded through the ELC Applications http www vanderbilt edu elc programs general english php Community Conversation Sessions American Conversation Partners This is a no cost conversational English program in which international students and spouses are matched with an American college student or volunteer who will help them improve their conversational skills We meet on Mondays 6 45 8 p m Asaph s Chamber 1004 16th Ave S Nashville 37203 Light refreshments are served Registration is recommended Send Blayne Hall an email indicating your interest to join cap3105 bellsouth net Belmont International English Beginning mid level and upper level English classes are offered during the academic year for adults free of charge The classes are held at Belmont United Methodist Church 2007 Acklen Ave in Hillsboro Village Applicants will be referred to take a preliminary test before enrolling Please contact the following website for more details http www frankjones org Bridge International ESL Fellowship Green Hills Sun 1 00 2 00 p m Bible and ESL class held at Covenant Presbyterian Church 33 Burton Hills Blvd Nashville 37215 Contact Pat Toth pjtoth comcast net Conversational English Classes Antioch Mon Wed 7 8 00 p m starting in February sponsored by Antioch Church of Christ 2142 Antioch Pike Antioch TN 37013 Registration required in person at the sign up Saturday on January 10th at 9 00 a m 12 p m Contact Lisa Steele at 615 834 3063 Conversational English Classes Brook Hollow Sunday 9 10 30 a m sponsored by Brook Hollow

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/isss/living-and-working-in-us/english-conversation-sessions/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Finding a Job | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    Seeking Students For Non Degree Students For J 1 Scholars and Student Interns Dental Insurance Dependent Insurance Student Health Center Forms Orientation Orientation Schedule Housing Finding a Place to Live Setting Up Your Housing Phone Service Transportation and Driving Public Transportation Obtaining a Driver License Buying a Car Campus and Community Adjusting to Life in the U S English Language Center Public and Campus Safety 9 1 1 User Guide for Emergencies Know Your Rights If Stopped by Police or FBI Identity Theft Protection Nashville Community Religious Communities and Resources Resources for Families Shop Dine and Explore Bars Microbreweries Dance Clubs Pool Halls Bowling Alleys Grocery Stores Movie Theaters Newspapers Now Playing Nashville Public Libraries and Museums Restaurants Shopping Malls Sports Visit Music City Student Recreation Wellness Center Vanderbilt Athletics Vanderbilt Human Resources Vanderbilt Student Organizations and Cultural Activities Immigration F 1 Students Employment Study Guide to The States F 1 Reinstatement Information Change of Major Change of Level Reduced Course Load Authorization Form Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension J 1 Interns Evaulation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement J 1 Violation J 1 Scholars Scholar Extension Categories Bars on Repeat Participation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Occasional Lectures and Consultations Departure and Research Abroad J 1 Violation J 1 Students Employment J 1 Violation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Change of Major Change of Level Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension Form Dependents Departure Form Document Mailing Options Transfer Out Procedures Translation Services Travel Tips for Applying for a Visa U S Immigration Agencies and Information U S Immigration Scams Report Immigration Scams Living and Working in the U S Annual Tax Filing International Tax Topics and Links FICA Tax Exemptions Tax Treaties English Conversation Sessions Finding a Job Housing Legal Resources Immigration Attorneys Marriage and

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  • Legal Resources | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    U S Legal Resources Legal Resources Immigration Attorneys In case you have some legal troubles while you are here in the United States the following are resources to help you through the process Advice from the Legal Aid Society and Nashville Pro Bono Program on finding a Lawyer The Legal Aid Society and the Nashville Pro Bono Program don t have free lawyers to help every person with every case They can t help with any criminal cases or cases that are fee generating A case is fee generating if the lawyer s fee can be paid from money you may get If they aren t able to help you here are some ways to find a lawyer Ask a friend Talk to your friends and family Ask for the names of lawyers that they have used Call that lawyer and ask if she or he can help with your type of problem If the lawyer can t help ask the lawyer to refer you to a lawyer who might help with that kind of problem Look online or in the phone book In the phone book look for Attorneys in the Yellow Pages Online you can search for Attorney and the name of your town You can also look for lawyers who say that they handle your kind of problem Call the lawyers and ask if they will meet with you the first time without a fee Ask how much it would cost to meet with them or for them to take your case The Lawyer Referral and Information Service This service costs 40 just to be given the name of a lawyer You have to call the lawyer and make an agreement to pay her or his fee To use this service call 615 242 6546 You can also use the internet Go to www lawyer referral nashvillebar org and click on Find an Attorney The 40 fee is waived for personal injury medical malpractice worker s compensation victim compensation and social security disability Fee generating cases For cases like car accidents discrimination or social security you may be able to get a lawyer who will help on a contingency basis This means the lawyer makes an agreement with you to be paid if you win the case You can use the same resources that are listed above for finding a lawyer You may want to call lawyers who say We don t get paid until you get paid Criminal Cases For any criminal case expungement or problem with a driver s license reinstatement in Davidson County you can get help at the Metro Public Defender s Office at 404 James Robertson Pkwy Suite 2022 Nashville TN Their number is 615 862 5730 Notaries Apostille A notary is a person authorized to perform certain legal formalities esp to draw up or certify contracts deeds and other documents for use in other jurisdictions ISSS has a notary who works in the office For a list of other notaries on

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/isss/living-and-working-in-us/legal-resources/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Immigration Attorneys | International Student & Scholar Services | Vanderbilt University
    I 20 DS 2019 Extension J 1 Interns Evaulation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement J 1 Violation J 1 Scholars Scholar Extension Categories Bars on Repeat Participation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Occasional Lectures and Consultations Departure and Research Abroad J 1 Violation J 1 Students Employment J 1 Violation Two Year Home Country Residency Requirement Change of Major Change of Level Student I 20 DS 2019 Extension Form Dependents Departure Form Document Mailing Options Transfer Out Procedures Translation Services Travel Tips for Applying for a Visa U S Immigration Agencies and Information U S Immigration Scams Report Immigration Scams Living and Working in the U S Annual Tax Filing International Tax Topics and Links FICA Tax Exemptions Tax Treaties English Conversation Sessions Finding a Job Housing Legal Resources Immigration Attorneys Marriage and Divorce Phone Service Transportation and Driving Social Security Number SSN Storage Facilities Where to go for Health Care Home Living and Working in the U S Legal Resources Immigration Attorneys Immigration Attorneys There are certain issues that are beyond the scope of ISSS In these cases ISSS can lend you general support and advice but you will also need to seek the help of an attorney to properly handle your legal situation When to Seek the Help of an Attorney Removal Proceedings Permanent Residency not sponsored by Vanderbilt based on marriage to a U S citizen for example Divorce Beware of Attorneys who Who have little or no experience with students and scholars Offer a guaranteed result or offer to charge you only if they are successful Will not agree to a flat fee unless your case is unusual or complex Are unusually cheap or promise results different from other lawyers you consult Who ask you to sign things that are not true or without reading them first Who don t call you back or don t send you copies of their work on your behalf List of Attorneys ISSS and Vanderbilt University do not endorse or recommend any of the lawyers listed on this page We are offering their information as a service to anyone seeking an immigration lawyer David Ware Associates Attorney David Ware dware david ware com 3850 N Causeway Blvd Ste 555 Metairie Louisiana 70002 Tel 504 830 5900 Fax 504 830 5909 http www david ware com index html Hass Devine Attorneys Marilyn J Devine mdevine realvisa com Charla S Haas chaas realvisa com Phillip Cargile pcargile realvisa com 1808 West End Avenue Suite 1500 Nashville TN 37203 Tel 615 321 0010 Fax 615 327 9199 www realvisa com Law Office of Mario Ramos PLLC Attorney Mario Ramos contact mario ramos com 611 Commerce Street Suite 3119 Nashville Tennessee 37203 Tel 615 329 4588 Fax 877 828 1928 www Mario Ramos com Law Office of Samira Nichols Attorney Samira Nichols SamiraNichols comcast net 1231 A 17th Avenue South Nashville TN 37212 Tel 615 327 0315 Fax 866 219 4960 Law Offices of Sean Lewis PLLC Attorney Sean Lewis sean musiccityvisa

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