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Guide to Hiring or Inviting Foreign Nationals to UIC

Most internationals coming to observe, work, teach, research, or perform other related duties at UIC will need to work with the Office of International Services to obtain immigration sponsorship, if needed, or report their visit. Departments are generally the first point of contact for the international and the information provided below is intended to help frame those initial conversations. That said, please keep in mind that the information below is only a basic guide to hiring and inviting foreign nationals. OIS will make all final determinations regarding the most appropriate non-immigrant classification for each individual case. We look forward to working with you and invite you to reach out to our advisors at

Nonimmigrant statuses at UIC Heading link

The following is a general overview of the most common nonimmigrant statuses at UIC. Please connect with OIS with questions and information on next steps.