Hosting International Scholars
Assistance for Host Departments
OISS supports departments as they sponsor visitors and employees with the visa process.
Working with Visitors
A short-term (B-1/WB) or J-1 Exchange Visitor will need to be sponsored by a host department, which is responsible for helping them apply for and acquire the necessary visa status. These resources provide an overview of the department's responsibilities.
Working with Employees
A hiring department submits a visa application on behalf of incoming H-1B, TN and E-3 employees. These applications require many documents from both the incoming employee and the department; department forms are listed along with instructions, below.
E-3 Visas (Australian Nationals)
- See steps to apply for an initial E-3 or extend or amend an E-3.
- Download forms, resources and documents:
TN Visas (Canadian & Mexican Nationals)
O-1 Visas (Individual with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement)
Legal Permanent Residency
Legal Permanent Residency (LPR) permits foreign nationals and their dependents to permanently remain and be employed in the U.S.Departments assume the role of a sponsor for prospective Legal Permanent Residents and all the responsibilities associated with the process.
Working with students
Departmental staff may work with international students in an academic setting, or as they pursue employment related to coursework.Student Employees