Visa Sponsorship Policy

With regard to non-immigrant visa sponsorship, the university’s mission is to sponsor visas for full-time positions and advise on immigration options for visitors, trainees and employees who hold academic appointments. The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) oversees all non-immigrant visa issues. The process begins with the Yale host department making an offer of appointment provided that the scholar has the necessary academic credentials and appropriate financial support. After these initial steps the visa sponsorship process for scholars can begin. Use of legal counsel for most non-immigrant visa issues is not permitted. Any request to use outside counsel must first be reviewed and cleared by OISS before any commitments are made. Please note that the university does not sponsor non-immigrant or immigrant visas for C&T positions or M&P grades 21 and 22 (or equivalent.)  The university sponsors immigrant visas (green cards) for select, permanent positions as outlined in our materials.