Immigration Services

Immigration Services


Welcome to the Office of Human Resources Immigration Services. We are here to provide information and guide you through the process of working at UVA if you are from a country outside of the U.S. We also ensure that the University complies with all applicable federal and state laws and University policies and procedures as they relate to immigration.

Foreign National Immigration Petition Filing

HRIS offers immigration-related assistance and resources, as well as oversees, facilitates, and monitors foreign national immigration petition filing to ensure that nonimmigrant visa and permanent residency (green card) processing is completed in accordance with relevant regulations.

University Payments Made to Foreign Nationals

We also monitor University payments made to foreign nationals (scholarships, fellowships, wages, honoraria) for appropriate tax treatment.

Guidance For Foreign Nationals & UVA Hiring Units 

In addition, one of our primary responsibilities is to guide foreign nationals and hiring units for the duration of the immigration process, usually beginning with temporary status and ending with permanent residence. We manage areas such as:

  • Employer-sponsored nonimmigrant visas
  • Employer-sponsored permanent residency
  • Immigration-related resources for HR, hiring units, foreign nationals, and the larger UVA community
Legal Advice

While we cannot provide legal advice, we can help refer questions requiring legal counsel to Immigration Counsel specially appointed by the Virginia Attorney General to advise the University. Individuals seeking or needing personal legal advice should consult their own attorney.

 

Explore Our Services

We are here to help facilitate an understanding within UVA HR and the larger University community of the dynamic regulatory environment within the immigration field.

  • Employment Immigration Updates

    Regular updates monitoring the issuance and implementation of White House Executive Orders, legislation, and Trump Administration directives that impact our UVA foreign national population.

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  • Immigration Policies and Procedures

    Familiarize yourself with important immigration policies and procedures.

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  • Immigration Forms

    You can find the Permanent Resident form packet or Non-Immigrant Visa forms (i.e., H-1B, TN, TN (Port of Entry processing), and 0-1 Non-Immigrant).

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  • Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR)

    There are three main criteria for determining who must file an FBAR. Learn who needs to file, when to file, and associated penalties for failing to file.

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  • Foreign National Taxation Services

    Make sure you file necessary tax paperwork and complete your W-4 and VA-4 documentation.

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  • H-1B Visas

    Find out who is eligible for an H-1B Visa, and understand the conditions and compliance issues H-1B Visa Holders and UVA Departments must follow.

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  • Permanent Residence

    Understand important permanent resident processes and how they may affect you.

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  • Payments to Foreign Nationals

    UVA is required to comply with U.S. Federal Tax and Immigration Law when making payments to or on behalf of noncitizens of the United States.

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  • Labor Condition and Labor Certification Application Postings

    Complaints alleging misrepresentation of material facts in a labor condition application and/or failure to comply with the terms of the labor condition application may be filed with any office of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Welcome UVA Internationals

New to the University? Access resources to help with you transition.

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