ISSAlink is the student and scholar immigration information portal for Notre Dame sponsored visa holders, including: 

  • F-1 and J-1 international students
  • J-1 scholars
  • H-1B employees
  • O-1 employees
  • E-3 employees
  • permanent residency

Departments, institutes, and centers also utilize ISSAlink to submit document and petition requests for Scholars and Employees.

F-1 and J-1 Students, go to to:

a new or updated I-20 an updated passport
a Social Security letter study or research abroad
CPT authorization (F-1) health insurance coverage (J-1)
Academic Training authorization (J-1) student or dependent departure (J-1)
transfer out SEVIS record new or updated OPT employment
F-2 or J-2 dependent I-20 STEM validation and training updates
OPT or STEM OPT Authorization (F-1) change of status 

J-1 Scholars, go to to:

a new or updated DS-2019 an updated passport
Out of Country authorization updated health insurance coverage
Occasional Lecture or Consultation authorization  scholar or dependent departure
J-2 dependent document  

Departments and Academic Units, go to to:

 J-1 Scholar documents  Scholar Program Changes
 H-1B/E-3 Initial Petitions   Early departure of H-1B
 H-1B/E-3 Extension Petitions  
 Permanent Residency Petitions  

Departments and Academic Units, please reach out to us at to set up ISSAlink access.

Accessing ISSAlink after Graduation

If you do not yet have your netID or you have graduated from Notre Dame, you will need to access the ISSAlink reporting and request forms by typing in the browser and accessing the site through the Login here link under "ISSAlink for ND Alum and Incoming Students, Scholars, and Employees."

The log in section is on the bottom of the page and looks like this:

Issalink Nd Alum Login

This log in does not require the Okta sign in, but you will need your ND ID number, your birth date, and the ISSAlink pin; the pin was provided in the OPT Application confirmation email or you can request it again on the site as seen here: 

Issalink Login

If you are still not successful after following these instructions, please email us at