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Information for Hiring Departments

Hiring International Faculty, Scholars, or Staff​​​​

Hiring departments should determine if they are willing and able to sponsor an employee on a work or permanent visa prior to posting the position announcement.

Department Roles & Responsibilities

When hiring someone on a temporary visa, the department has certain roles and responsibilities while the visa holder is employed at CSUSB. Employers are obligated to pay the H-1B visa holder until the end of their H-1B visa status, for instance, and, if a visa holder's position ends prior to the visa end date, there must be a formal termination.  

A formal termination occurs when the visa holder

  1. Receives notification through Human Resources, 
  2. CISP notifies the U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services office, and
  3. The College fulfill its obligation for return home transportation.

The offer of return transportation is fulfilled when the college makes a reasonable offer to pay the cost of transportation back to the visa-holder's home country.

Request to Start Visa Application

To start the visa request, the hiring department can submit the visa request form to with the applicant’s CV and the complete job description of duties to be perform. Applicants must complete the Visa Information Form/Document Checklist and provide the requested immigration documents to

Voluntary Resignations

If the visa holder resigns from CSUSB, they must provide a letter of resignation to their college and a copy to CISP.  With a voluntary resignation, the offer of return airfare is not required.

Memo, Polices and Procedures

CSU’s Chancellor’s Office memo from the Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel serves as guidance to CSUSB in terms of visa applications and associated fees.