Guide for Entering Data in GOAINTL


We enter data into GOAINTL when:

  • A Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019) has been issued
  • A nonimmigrant status has otherwise been granted or changed for an employee or student at our institution
  • A new employee not under our institution’s sponsorship provides evidence of their nonimmigrant status

In GOAINTL, we enter 6 pieces of data.

Visa Tab (3 fields)

  1. Enter Visa Type, using new code scheme which also includes, as of 02/23/2009 (The category of J-1 Exchange Visitor can be found in box # 4 on the DS-2019):
    1. JP – J1 Professor
    2. JR – J1 Research Scholar (MIIS only)
    3. JS – J1 Short-Term Scholar
    4. JT – J1 Student
    5. JA – J1 Student who is engaging in Academic Training
    6. FO - F1 Student on OPT
    7. FC - F1 Student on Certified Practical Training
    8. HB - H-1B employee with Full-Time Work Authorization
    9. HP - H-1B employee with Part-Time Work Authorization
    10. PA - Paroled Alien (EAC has Category Code C09)
    11. RA - Green card Holder
  2. Enter Start Date (of I-20, DS-2019, or of status otherwise granted, generally date of entry in this status)
  3. Enter End Date (of I-20, DS-2019, or of status otherwise granted, do not enter an end date for green card holders)

Nationality Tab (3 fields)

  1. Enter Nation of Birth
  2. Enter Nation of Citizenship (per passport)
  3. Enter MID (for Middlebury), MON (for MIIS) or OTH (other institution) in the SPONSOR field to input sponsoring agency

The addition of the Sponsor code will be very helpful in the coming year(s). Not only does it allow us to distinguish MIIS from Middlebury individuals, it will also clarify history if the same individual has been a student/employee of both institutions at different times (i.e. clarity for Chinese M.A. students completing Monterey option degree, LS students feeding into degree programs at MIIS, etc.) It will be very important for us to consistently enter this information, and check entry in the weekly Hyperion ‘Report of Visa Changes and Additions.’ The addition of OTH (Other sponsoring agency) code provides another layer of data. See examples below:

JA (J-1 Student engaging in Academic Training) for two scenarios:

  1. Employees of Middlebury or MIIS who are maintaining J1 Student status on another institution’s documentation and are engaging in the Academic Training component of their J1 student program: (JA, Sponsor: OTH)
  2. J1 students on Middlebury or MIIS sponsorship who are engaging in their Academic Training time anywhere in the U.S.: (JA, Sponsor: MID or MON)


View/Edit permissions for GOAINTL: Kathy Foley-Giorgio ISSS

Citizenship: Always check whether citizenship in
PPAIDEN/SPAIDEN is correct, i.e., N, C, RA, Y, or D. Most issues with Canadians not reported as C and with some students reported as RA even though they are Ns.


  1. Weekly: Change in Visa info (triggered by change in Visa End Date) (for Tax, ISSS, ISO)
  2. Monthly: Visa End Date expiration for employees (60 days or less) (for HR, SEO)
  3. Monthly: Visa end Date expiration of anybody (90 days or less) (for ISSS)
  4. Hyperion: Non-US Students by Term (can be run by year/term) (for ISSS, Tax)
  5. Hyperion: SEVIS (for ISSS)