- Hiring Guidelines for International Employees
- Basic Terms and Concepts
- Hosting and Employing Internationals
- Immigration Statuses at University of Illinois
- Which Status is Appropriate for your International Visitor/Employee?
- Payments to Foreign Nationals
- J-1 vs. H-1 chart
- USCIS Fees
- Important Reminders for Department Contacts
- Scholar Check-in Information
- Scholar Forms
- Department procedures for J-1 Status
- J-1 Processing Flowchart
- Student Interns
- J-1 SEVIS Alert Response Form
- Enter Ellucian International Scholar Dossier System
- Guidelines for Funding Documentation
- Ellucian International Scholar Dossier User Manual for Department Contacts
- J-1 Forms
- Department Procedures for H-1 Status
- General H-1 Process and Timeline Flowchart
- Which H-1 Request Form Should I Use?
- H-1 Forms
- Department procedures for O-1 Status
- O-1 Processing Flowchart
- Criteria for O-1 Status
- O-1 Forms
- Department Procedures for TN Status
- TN Processing Flowchart
- TN Forms
Green Card Processing
- University of Illinois Green Card Policies
- Department Procedures for Green Card Processing
- Criteria for Outstanding (EB-1) Classification
General Student Information
- Glossary of Terms
- International Student Check-in
- Guidelines to a Full Course of Study
- Applying for a SSN
- Return from Academic Absence
- Forms for Advisors
- Hiring Guidelines
Information about F-1 Students
- What is F-1 Status?
- On-campus Work Authorization
- Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
- Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Information about J-1 Students
Most units on campus have a designated individual who serves as that unit's liaison or "visa contact person" with the ISSS office. The contact person maintains information relating to visa matters, contacts ISSS for information and initiates many procedures such as J-1 and H-1 procurement, extensions, changes, and green cards, and usually assists with preparation of the paperwork required for various procedures.
It is most often the contact person who consults ISSS when an international person is being considered for a position. Although we will discuss procedures and options with faculty members and international visitors, a particular procedure can only be initiated by the contact person with authorization of the department head.
A few units have never dealt with visa issues and have no designated contact person. In some larger units visa work is delegated to more than one person, but we wish to retain one individual as our contact. This person will be in our e-mail group and will receive important updates and other notices relating to immigration issues.
The ISSS office needs to be notified if a new contact person is designated for your unit.