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International Faculty & Staff Services

banner croppedInternational Faculty and Staff Services (IFSS) provides comprehensive assistance to the University of Wisconsin on all aspects of non-student immigration. The office acts as the liaison between the University and all government agencies involved in immigration matters, and assists both the institution and individuals in complying with immigration laws and regulations. Vist the IFSS Homepage for more information.
 
SERVICES
  • Advises UW–Madison departments and processes immigration-related documents for employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant statuses.
  • Offers regular workshops on processing permanent resident petitions and the proper procedures for completing the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form.
  • Administers the University’s J scholar Exchange Visitor Program, which includes issuing J scholar documents, advising departments and visiting scholars, and providing bi-weekly J scholar orientation sessions.
 
ALL CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE FACULTY AND STAFF AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN DEALING WITH IMMIGRATION ISSUES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO FIRST CONTACT IFSS FOR ASSISTANCE 
Immigration regulations are complex and often difficult to understand, with important changes occurring frequently and at times with little or no advance notice.  IFSS staff expend significant time remaining current with all applicable regulations, far more so than individuals can manage on their own, particularly as this effort includes regular consultation with peer professionals at other institutions and regulatory agencies.  Rather than attempting to navigate this difficult regulatory environment alone, or through conversations with colleagues and friends - - both approaches being prone to inadvertent mistakes or deficiencies that take time to correct - - current and prospective faculty and staff should begin their immigration work by consulting with IFSS on how best to proceed.   
 
CONTACT IFSS
Office Hours Phone, Fax, and Email Address
7:45 am–4:30 pm
Monday–Friday
608-265-2257  (Phone)
608-265-6547  (Fax)
ischolars@ohr.wisc.edu
International Faculty and Staff Services
Office of Human Resources
University of Wisconsin–Madison
21 N. Park Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53715