DEPARTMENT SUPPORT Visa support for hiring/inviting employees and scholars
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MENTORING A SCHOLAR Making the visiting scholar process simpler
These are some of the more common visa categories that International Programs will use to support international employees and international scholars that needs visa support. The support process is always initiated by the KU hosting / hiring department.
J-1 Research Scholar / Professor
Maximum stay of 5 years.
Primarily used for visiting scholars, postdoctoral researchers and visiting faculty.
November 13, 2018 —
EB-1 will advance by three months for all countries to July 1, 2017 except China and India, which will move to September 1, 2016. EB-2 will remain current for all countries, except for China
September 13, 2018 —
EB-1 advances for all countries but remains backlogged; significant advancement for EB-2 and EB-3. EB-1 for all countries except India and China will advance ten months, to April 1, 2017.&nbs
August 9, 2018 —
EB-1 for all countries except India and China will advance one month, to June 1, 2016. EB-2 for all countries retrogresses immediately, with expected return to August priority dates in October.
March 14, 2018 —
Due to very high demand, a cutoff date of January 1, 2012 will be imposed for EB-1 China and India. EB-2 China will advance by nearly eight months to August 1, 2014 and EB-2 India will advanc
November 7, 2016 —
A final USCIS fee rule was published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2016, which means the new fees will be effective on December 23, 2016. Applications or petitions mailed, postmarked
September 19, 2016 —
Section 203 (c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act provides for a class of immigrants known as "diversity immigrants," from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United St
June 22, 2016 —
If you are a foreign national planning to travel abroad this summer, now is the time to make sure you are prepared, from an immigration perspective, to depart and reenter the United States.
February 24, 2015 —
WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept employment in the United States