H-1B and J-1 Scholar Application eforms

H-1B and J-1 Scholar Application eforms

As we have announced, in keeping with OIP-ISSS efforts to improve our processes to serve the Penn community, we have developed electronic forms for H-1B Specialty Worker applications and for J-1 Scholar applications

The new electronic forms have a number of distinct advantages: 1) enhance data integrity, 2) eliminate redundant data entry and 3) reduce paper copies.  Once the application is submitted online, departmental representatives will be able to review the case progress and status updates via the new tool.

The H-1B online eform became available on February 15, 2011.  The paper version was discontinued on March 14, 2011.
The J-1 Scholar online eform became available on August 15, 2011.  The paper version was discontinued on September 14, 2011. 

Departmental Access Authorization for eforms

If you are a new BA or do not have access to the ISSS eform system (iPenn), please contact us at for requisite training.  Please bring your completed "Departmental Access Authorization Form" to the training session to expedite the authorization process.