Guidelines and Policy

Immigration Services is the university's liaison with U.S. federal government agencies that monitor foreign nationals (individuals who are not U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents) who work, study or pursue other educational/research activities in the United States.  Our objective is to keep UMMS in compliance with the complexed federal regulations related to recruiting and/or retention of foreign national talent here at UMMS.

General Procedures

Inviting an International Student, Scholar, or Employee - Monthly Reminder Notices - Annual Immigration Fee 

Common Visa Types

F-1 Students - J-1 Exchange Visitors - H-1B Temporary Workers - J-1 Summer Intern/Trainee (Non UMMS Sponsorship)

Other Visa Types

O-1 for Individuals of Extraordinary Ability - TN for Canadian and Mexican Citizens - E-3 for Australian Citizens - B-1/WB Visitor for Business

Graduate Medical Education / Medical School Electives

GME Visa Sponsorship Guidelines - Medical School Electives

U.S. Permanent Residency

UMMS Sponsorship Guidelines - UMMS Approved Attorneys