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International Student and Scholar Services
Find everything you need to know to get started at the University of Minnesota.
Follow these regulations to maintain your J-1 Scholar status.
Requirements for traveling outside and within the U.S.
You may not work without proper work authorization. Work options are limited.
Your spouse and children younger than 21 are eligible to accompany you to the U.S.
Learn more about being a J-1 scholar at the University of Minnesota.
Follow these regulations to maintain your J-1 Student-Intern status.
You may not find work outside UMN or receive payment that is not directly related to your internship.
J-1 student-interns are enrolled in a university abroad and come to the UMN for the purpose of training in their major.
Find out if you're eligible for H-1B status and discover what your employer needs to do.
Learn more about the application process, fees, and processing times.
Follow these regulations to maintain your H-1B legal status.
Your spouse and children under age 21 are normally eligible for H-4 dependent status.
These notices are provided to notify the workforce of the UMN’s intent to hire an H-1B/E-3 employee.
Permanent Residence allows a foreign citizen to live and work permanently in the U.S. while retaining home country citizenship.
ISSS works with new tenure-track and tenured faculty members and their departments to apply for permanent residence.
There are several paths to employment-based Permanent Residence.
Follow these steps after changing from a nonimmigrant status, such as F-1 or J-1, to Permanent Residence.
Departments and employees often use outside counsel to prepare and file employment-based petitions.
There are a variety of housing options available both on-campus and off-campus.
The weather in Minnesota will change quite a bit during your stay. Make the most of it by being prepared.
The University of Minnesota works hard to ensure that campus and the surrounding neighborhoods are safe.
Take public transit, the University shuttles, or hop on a bike.
Find out more about currency exchange, bank accounts, and debit cards.
Contact ISSS staff who work with J-1 scholars and student interns, and employment-based visas.
ISSS is a unit of the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, the central international office for the University of Minnesota system.
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