International Faculty and Staff Services (IFSS) provides comprehensive assistance to the Universities of Wisconsin on all aspects of non-student immigration. The office acts as the liaison between the Universities and all government agencies involved in immigration matters, and assists both the institution and individuals in complying with immigration laws and regulations.

Services

Advise UW System departments and processes immigration-related documents for employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant statuses

Offer regular workshops on employment based immigration related topics

 

Trainings

Administer the University’s J scholar Exchange Visitor Program, including issuing J scholar documents, advising departments and visiting scholars, and providing weekly J scholar orientation sessions

ALL CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE FACULTY AND STAFF AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN DEALING WITH IMMIGRATION ISSUES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO FIRST CONTACT IFSS FOR ASSISTANCE

Immigration regulations are complex and often difficult to understand, with important changes occurring frequently and at times with little or no advance notice.  IFSS staff expend significant time remaining current with all applicable regulations, far more so than individuals can manage on their own, particularly as this effort includes regular consultation with peer professionals at other institutions and regulatory agencies.  Rather than attempting to navigate this difficult regulatory environment alone, or through conversations with colleagues and friends – – both approaches being prone to inadvertent mistakes or deficiencies that take time to correct. Current and prospective faculty and staff should begin their immigration work by consulting with IFSS on how best to proceed.