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Resources and Emergency Protocol for International Scholars

 

Travel and Immigration Emergencies

Contact the International Scholars Office (ISchO):

  • Call 617-253-2851 Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Come to E18-209 Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contacting ISchO After Hours:

  • If you have an emergency when the ISchO is closed, call the MIT Police at 617-253-1212, or 100 from any campus phone.

    If your situation requires assistance from the ISchO, the MIT Police will contact an ISchO staff member.

If you are travelling outside the U.S.:

  • Contact International SOS. International SOS is a company with which MIT has contracted to provide emergency medical, security, and travel assistance. International SOS has 24-hour alarm centers, international clinics, and remote-site medical facilities covering five continents. Available to MIT employees (faculty, staff, Postdoctoral Associates). Not available to Postdoctoral Fellows, visiting scholars, and other non-employees. See website for details.

  • If your passport is lost or stolen, you will need to contact the embassy of your home country in the country in which you are currently located, to apply for a new passport. Find embassies and consultes worldwide

  • If your U.S. visa stamp is in the passport that was lost or stolen, you will also need to apply for a new visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate after your new passport has been issued. U.S. embassies and consulates

  • Lost or Stolen Form DS-2019 or I-797 Approval Notice - Contact the ISchO during office hours.

  • Travel Validation on your DS-2019 - The need for a travel validation signature on your DS-2019 is not usually considered an emergency. Please plan ahead, and request a travel signature well in advance of your departure. If you have already left the U.S., contact the ISchO.

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Medical Emergencies

For life-threatening medical or mental health emergencies:

  • If you are on campus, call the MIT Police at 617-253-1212, or 100 from any campus phone

  • Call 911 if you are off campus

If you are travelling outside the U.S.:

  • Seek the nearest medical facility.

  • Contact the embassy of your home country in the country in which you are currently located and in need of emergency assistance. Find embassies and consulates worldwide

  • Contact International SOS. International SOS is a company with which MIT has contracted to provide emergency medical, security, and travel assistance. International SOS has 24-hour alarm centers, international clinics, and remote-site medical facilities covering five continents. Available to MIT employees (faculty, staff, Postdoctoral Associates). Not available to Postdoctoral Fellows, visiting scholars, and other non-employees. See website for details.

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Other Emergencies

For emergencies of any kind including but not limited to:

  • theft
  • fire
  • violence
  • sexual assault and misconduct
  • missing person

If you are on campus, call the MIT Police at 617-253-1212, or 100 from any campus phone.

If you are off campus, call 911.

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Helpful Resources

Last Updated: July 2017

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