For ISU Departments

This page will guide you:

  • to invite a new international scholar and select an appropriate U.S. immigration status for new international faculty, staff and visitors;
  • to extend the U.S. immigration status of your existing international employees and visitors;
  • to request the appropriate forms from ISSO.

 

Inviting an International Scholar/Employee

With very few exceptions, citizens of other countries require an "invitation" to participate in professional activities at Iowa State University. That invitation usually takes the form of an official document which the individual must present to the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad to request an entry visa. Each U.S. immigration status has a set of rules governing acceptable activities while in the U.S. and determining the length of stay allowed. To determine the most appropriate U.S. immigration status for your international faculty, staff or visitor, please refer to the Getting Started tab.

 

Upcoming Fall Semester Trainings for ISU Department Staff

 

Topic:             Search Requirements for ISU Green Card Sponsorship

The goal of this training is to provide information and examples to help our campus partners better plan and implement searches where a foreign national (not a U.S. citizen or U.S. legal permanent resident) may be selected for an open position. Such a search ensures ISSO can later submit a U.S. legal permanent resident petition on behalf of the new hire.

Date:              Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Time:              10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location:         Gold Room, Memorial Union

Register Now:  RSVP form, due by end of work day on Monday, September 25, 2017

 

Topic:             Immigration 101 Training for ISU Departments:  Scholar Options

This training focuses on how to make decisions related to bringing scholars, timelines, and your reponsibilities while hosting various types of scholars. For instance, have you ever asked or been asked by your faculty, "how do I bring a postdoc?" or "can we hire someone with F-1 OPT for a faculty position?"  We will not cover topices related to the U.S. permanent resident process during this training.

Date:             Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Time:              10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location:         Gold Room, Memorial Union

Register Now:  RSVP form, due by end of work day on Friday, October 20, 2017