Pathways to Permanent Residence

Guidance for HR/Partners/Department Administrators

Immigration Administrator

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.

Partnering w/ ISSS to Apply for 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 Employee Working from Abroad

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.”

International Student & Scholar Services

International Students

CU Denver

Student Commons Building

1201 Larimer Street

Suite 1119

Denver, CO 80204

International Scholars

CU Denver

Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street

Suite 932

Denver, CO 80204

International Students & Scholars

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place

Ground Floor: STE. EG305, EG305A, and EG306

Aurora, CO 80045

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