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Visa Sponsorship

The university sponsors visas for admitted matriculating students and full-time academic positions such as faculty, researchers, trainees and employees (who are at least 18 years old.) The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) oversees all non-immigrant visa issues. For scholars the process begins with the Yale host department working with either the Office of the Provost (Faculty Handbook) or the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to secure the appropriate academic appointment. From here the host department use submits data to OISS. On rare occasions the university sponsors high ranked M&P positions, normally with the approval of the Exceptions Committee. Please speak to your HR Generalist about eligibility details and the process. The university sponsors employment based immigrant visas (green cards) for select, permanent positions as outlined in our materials. Any use of legal counsel (lawyers) for immigration matters must first be approved by OISS.