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Training on Inviting and Hosting International Scholars, Employees, and Student-Interns

ISSS periodically offers information sessions for department administrators regarding the process of inviting and hosting international scholars, employees, and student-interns. Visa information sessions which have been offered in the past and will be offered in future semesters include:

Hiring an H-1B Employee: The Basics

This introductory session will provide a general overview of the H-1B employment-based visa status. We will explain the role of the department, the employee, ISSS, and government agencies, and will include information about eligibility requirements, application procedures, required forms and documents, limitations of the H-1B and comparison to other visa types, and basic status maintenance requirements.
Presented by: Molly Hoffman and Mark Schneider
This training is available through an online module on Moodle. Access this course using the enrollment key immigration_training and click on the "About H-1B Visa" tab.

Applying for Permanent Residence: The Basics

This session will focus on the Labor Certification approach to Permanent Residence for tenure-track teaching faculty. We will discuss the role of the department, the employee, ISSS, government agencies as well as application procedures and timelines. We will also give an overview of other employment-based avenues to green card for University appointments, including eligibility requirements and U of MN sponsorship policies.
Presented by: Marissa Hill-Dongre and Mark Schneider

Hosting a J-1 Scholar: The Basics

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This introductory session will provide a general overview of the J-1 Scholar visa status. We will explain the role of the department, the scholar, ISSS, and government agencies, and will include information about eligibility requirements, application procedures, required forms and documents, health insurance policy, and basic status maintenance requirements.
Presented by: Julie Halfen and Stacey Buachart

Hosting a J-1 Student-Intern: The Basics

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This introductory session will provide a general overview of the J-1 Student-Intern visa status. We will explain the role of the department, the Student-Intern, ISSS, and government agencies, and will include information about eligibility requirements, application procedures, required forms and documents, limitations of the Student-Intern category and comparison to other visa types, health insurance policy, and basic status maintenance requirements.
Presented by: Betsy Madden and Stacey Buachart

For More Information:

Contact Molly Hoffman at mahoffma@umn.edu or Julie Halfen at half0040@umn.edu.

Last Update: August 27, 2019

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