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The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has a rich and diverse international population that contributes greatly to the teaching and research mission of the university.  It is important, therefore, that units in which these individuals are employed are aware of university procedures for processing permanent resident and temporary worker visa petitions, changes that stem from developments in federal policy, and the state of the national and Texas economies.

This is a general overview of approved procedures for filing these petitions. Please ensure that individuals in each of your areas with responsibility for hiring employees and/or processing appointments are provided with this information.

In order to comply with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act, UTSA may not employ individuals who are not authorized to work in the United States. Moreover, petitions for temporary employment and permanent residency must serve to support the teaching and research mission of UTSA and must fully comply with the regulations of the Department of Labor and the various immigration bureaus that are part of the Department of Homeland Security.

J-1 Arrival & Departure
H-1B Responsibilities Overview
International Travel Procedures
Permanent Residence
Maintaining Legal Status
Reporting Requirements
Guide to Most Common Visas
Information for Departments Before Hiring
Frequently Used