Employing Foreign Nationals at UCSB. Billy Ko – Scholar Specialist Tanya Plant – Immigration Counselor Office of International Students & Scholars August 18, 2009. The Four Questions.
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Billy Ko – Scholar Specialist
Tanya Plant – Immigration Counselor
Office of International Students & Scholars
August 18, 2009
When you first learn that your Department intends to hire/host someone who is from another country, you will be able to make the best decisions related to timing and paperwork if you obtain the following information:
NOTE:The visitor’s passport identification page is required along with the Four Questions Form.
- with possibility of 17 month extension for STEM employment
- or 36 months for Postdoctoral Position
- position requires Bachelor’s Degree Minimum.
- 6 year maximum limit for H1B continuous employment
- Research Scholar/Professor – 5 years
- Short-Term Scholars – 6 months
- up to 24 months – renewable without limit as long as
position is temporary
NOTE: employment only begins after EAD card is received
processing by J1 program sponsor
NOTE: Additional time necessary if visitor is abroad and requires a new
entry travel visa
- otherwise the employment will end with the
end of visa permission period.
NOTE: See http://oiss.sa.ucsb.edu/Departments/I-9FormInstructions.aspx
NOTE: benefits are connected to the appointment line
obtained before travel to the U.S. if necessary.
NOTE: J-1 Exchange Visitors must meet US Dept. of State’s J-1 Health Insurance requirement: http://exchanges.state.gov/jexchanges/sponsors/how-to-administer-a-program/administration.html#insurance
NOTE:All family coming with the visitor must be covered as well
For outside health insurance - http://oiss.sa.ucsb.edu/Scholars/Insurance.aspx
For housing - http://oiss.sa.ucsb.edu/Scholars/Housing.aspx
For tax and withholding information -http://accounting.ucsb.edu/Forms/formsinfo/19/