The Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS) assists Dartmouth College in developing and maintaining a dynamic, diverse, and intercultural environment by facilitating the presence of international students, scholars, faculty and staff on campus through immigration sponsorship of non-U.S. citizens admitted, appointed, or hired by Dartmouth College.
OVIS advises Dartmouth-sponsored internationals on the maintenance of legal immigration status, and provides U.S. immigration information to College offices and departments that admit, host, sponsor, or work with non-U.S. citizens.
OVIS is responsible for institutional compliance with government regulations relating to the admission or hiring of international students, scholars and staff, including management of the Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for data tracking, reporting and overall compliance. In these roles OVIS acts as liaison for the institution to the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Labor.