Northwestern Departments

Dear Northwestern Departments,

The International Office is a resource to help support departments who are interested in sponsoring  International Scholars including faculty, researchers and short-term visitors to Northwestern University. In this section of our web site, you will find information about visa categories, the associated internal and external processes in obtaining them, and other information to assist International Scholars in maintaining their visa status.

Please see our Visa Type, Processing Time and Fees Table for further information about each visa category.  NOTE: all visa related fees must be paid by the sponsoring department and the scholar may not reimburse the department/NU for these fees.

Our commitment is to provide departments with the most accurate and up-to-date information available to us. Please note that the information contained in these pages is not meant to be legal advice but rather to be used as a tool in facilitating the hiring of qualified individuals that promote the core mission of your unit and the university at large. As always, if you are considering a non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident for a position, the IO can be of assistance in evaluating the candidate's current immigration status and proposing options to cover the period of planned employment.

Please make sure to sign up for our Department Listserv for important updates. 

Thank you,
Scholar Services
The International Office

Please see below for further information about a specific visa type: