The employing unit must determine whether the University is willing to commit the time and resources toward the permanent residence process. The institutional policy does not permit University applications for temporary positions such as postdoctoral fellows or visiting scholars. The position must be one of the University’s regular, full-time positions.
The institutional policy also requires all decisions about which applications will be filed by International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) in consultation with the international faculty or staff’s department.
Please download and read Partnering with ISSS to Apply for Legal Permanent Residency.
Finally, the institutional policy does not permit outside counsel to represent the University unless the attorney has been appointed Special Assistant Attorney General. Only one immigration law firm has been appointed to represent the campus in immigration matters: To use law firm(s) for a University application, it is necessary to first obtain permission from the ISSS unit.
To start the process of discussing the various routes to permanent residence, the employing unit should submit an official request to ISSS through the following documentation below, and make sure to review the information on Partnering with ISSS to apply for Legal Permanent Residency:
International employees working abroad for the university will NOT be maintaining a VISA to work within the U.S., and specific pay rules and requirements are necessary to pay this employee in their home country. See the ‘Working Remotely Outside of the United States’ document on the Human Resources website for more information.”