Employee Immigration

The Office of International Services (OIS) works with University administrators and employees to provide them with information and advice on immigration matters to ensure the University and its international faculty, researchers, and staff are in compliance with the regulations of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agencies, the Department of State (DOS), and the Department of Labor (DOL).

In conjunction with USF’s designated attorney, OIS assists hiring departments with obtaining employment authorization in the form of an employment-based visa for qualifying international employees. Visa categories commonly used by USF include H-1B, TN, O-1, and E-3.  If the USF position qualifies, OIS assists departments with sponsoring their non-immigrant employees for an Employment Based Permanent Resident category.