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The International Scholar Services unit assists the various UC Denver HR and Immigration Administrators in bringing international professors, researchers, postdoctoral fellows, short-term scholars, specialists, and international visitors for a variety of professional activities.


Most international applicants will need paperwork from the University in order to apply for an appropriate visa to work as an employee or visit the campus.  UC Denver hosts scholars in the B-1/WB, J-1, H-1, TN, O-1 & E-3 visa categories.  International applicants who have access to F-1 Optional Practical Training, F-1 Curricular Practical Training, J-1 Academic Training, or an Employment Authorization Document issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Service can also be employed by the University. 


    Services for Administrators

  • Advice on choosing the best visa category to accommodate the department and scholar’s objectives
  • Employment-based visa application processing for international scholars and their dependents
  • Advice on sponsoring a scholar for permanent residence
  • Workshops on “How to Hire” for university administrators each fall
  • Update sessions for administrators each spring

ISSS has created the following comparison charts as a place to begin considering the various categories.  For further questions or discussion, please contact an International Scholar Advisor.


E-Verify Program: The University of Colorado is a Federal Contract E-Verify employer, but only employees hired into a position funded by a Federal Contract with the FAR E-Verify clause will be verified in the E-Verify program. In that case, we will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


For purposes of employment using F-1 STEM OPT employment authorization through Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), however, the University is NOT considered to be an E-Verify employer since not all new University employees are being verified through the E-Verify program.

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