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Immigrant Visas

Immigrant Visa - Immigrant visas are considered permanent visas which allows continued work authorization.  Also known as Lawful Permanent Residence (“LPR”) or green card. Some immigrant visas available to international faculty and staff in the following categories.

Immigrant Visa Information

Outstanding Research Professor

The first preference category is for professors and/or researchers who are recognized internationally as outstanding in a particular academic field.


Teaching Positions - This particular LPR is only available for international faculty based on previous recruitment used to hire the faculty member. 

PER Labor Certification

Staff Positions – Requires the employer to do a test of the labor market, by following the Department of Labor required recruitment steps

National Interest Waiver (NIW)

Are for exceptional ability in the science, arts, or business whose work is both substantial merit and of national importance.  This is a self-petition in which the applicant can file on his/her own behalf.