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All Students: iCats


iCats is a software system that will make it easier for students to submit requests to International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). It offers form submission and tracking through an online portal.

Here's how to get started:

1. Go to and click on the green login button.

2. Login using your OHIO network ID and password (This is the same information you use to access your OHIO email).

3. On the left side menu, find either F-1 Student Services or J-1 Student Services, and click to see the forms available to you.

We would like your feedback! Our goal is to make this system as user friendly as we can. If you have feedback about confusing or unclear language, suggestions for improvements, of if you find an error, please let us know at

The following eforms are currently available:

F-1 Students:

Under F-1 Student Services

  • Add a new dependent
  • Reduced course load for medical reasons
  • Remove ISSS hold request
  • Replace lost I-20
  • Report enrollment at another institution
  • Report new immigration status
  • Request I-20 for new academic program
  • SEVIS transfer out request
  • Travel signature request

Under F-1 Practical Training:

  • OPT EAD┬áreceived
  • OPT Employment Update
  • SEVP portal lockout

J-1 Students (Holding a DS-2019 from Ohio University):

Under J-1 Student Services:

  • Add a new dependent request
  • On campus work authorization request
  • Reduced course load for medical reasons request
  • Remove ISSS hold request
  • Replace lost DS-2019
  • Report new immigration status request
  • Travel signature request

International Office

  • eShipGlobal shipping request

ISSS will continue to develop new forms over the coming months, with the goal of becoming a nearly paper-free office! Watch the Weekly Update emails from our office for news of additional eforms.