NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
IMMIGRATION

INITIATED: June 25, 1998
UPDATED: June 28, 2007
UPDATED: December 5, 2007

APPROVED: June 25, 1998
APPROVED: June 28, 2007
APPROVED: December 5, 2007

Date reviewed and updated: July 6, 2009

PURPOSE

To provide guidance in hiring faculty or staff members from outside of the United States.

APPLICABILITY

All Full-Time Faculty and Staff, excluding those with one-year term contracts.

POLICY

When in the University’s interest, in situations where a temporary working visa is necessary for any full-time faculty or staff members, the University will be responsible for coordinating the application process associated with applications for H-1B and TN statuses. When in the University’s interest, the University will be responsible for coordinating applications for Permanent Residency status for any tenure earning faculty.

Under these circumstances, the University will be responsible for coordinating and covering all normal legal and filing costs associated with the applications for H-1B status for any full-time faculty or staff members, as well as Permanent Residency status for any tenure earning faculty and TN status coaches.

The University does not cover any costs associated with obtaining the physical examination required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in obtaining permanent residency.

This policy covers only the NMU employee and excludes the employee’s family members. Any visa or residency status costs for the employee’s family members would be the responsibility of the employee or his/her family members. This policy does not apply to students and their dependents.

REFERENCES

None

INITIATING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, 227-2920.