Immigration - RIPT Team

Process for Departments Requiring Visa Services for Faculty, Other Employees and Visitors

Immigration Services for University Faculty, Other Employees and Visitors

The Office of the General Counsel currently coordinates the petitioning for H1B, O1, TN and other non-immigrant statuses required by international faculty and other employees for employment at the University of Notre Dame as well as for international visitors to the University. The International Student Services and Activities Office is responsible for processing all paperwork for J1 immigration status for employees and other visitors.  This office also provides assistance with employment-based permanent residency petitions for certain employees of the University pursuant to University policy and upon approval of the employing department. The purpose of this site is to provide educational materials, immigration updates, and – most importantly – access to the tools and forms used by this office to assist the University with its immigration needs. This office also coordinates with the International Student Services and Activities Office on policy and regulatory interpretations for student and scholar immigration matters.

To initiate Immigration Services please complete and submit the Immigration Request Form to the Office of General Counsel. Upon determination of the appropriate immigration status, departments will be notified.

Summary of Immigration Services Provided by the University of Notre Dame for Faculty, Other Employees and Visiting Positions

Position Type J-1 H-1B Permanent Residency

Teaching & Research Faculty
(Tenure or Tenure-Track)

NO

YES

Processed by outside counsel

YES

The University does not represent faculty or family members during the final phase of the process (I-485)*

Research Faculty
Library Faculty
Special Prof. Faculty

(Non Tenure-Track)

YES

YES

Processed by outside counsel

YES

After 3 years w/dept. approval

Must be “permanent” position

Must use outside counsel

Dept. required to pay labor cert fees

Postdoctoral Research Assoc.
Senior Research Assoc.
Research Assoc.

YES

YES

Only if required by extenuating circumstances

Processed by outside counsel

NO

Staff Positions

Fixed-Term Temporary Research positions only

YES

Processed by outside counsel

YES

After 3 years w/dept. approval

Must be “permanent” position

Must use outside counsel

Dept. required to pay labor cert fees

Visiting Scholars
Visiting Faculty

YES

YES

Visiting Faculty only if required by extenuating circumstances

Processed by outside counsel

NO

*This phase of the process is considered a personal petition.  A list of required documents can be found here.  The faculty member can file this on his or her own but it is recommended that he/she retain personal outside immigration counsel to assist with filing and legal representation during this phase of the process.