Visa Restrictions and Resources

This resource guide was prepared for the use of University of Wisconsin. The information contained herein may not apply to other colleges and universities.


 

Descriptions of Non-Immigrant classification visa options

All visas fall within two broad categories: non-immigrant and immigrant.

Non-Immigrant Visas are given to individuals who intend to reside temporarily in the United States.  The position they fill may be permanent, but they must be in it temporarily.  The vast majority of the UW’s international faculty and staff are here in some non-immigrant category.

Immigrant Visas are for those who intend to reside permanently in the United States and have an offer of permanent employment.  Non-immigrant visas require considerably less documentation and processing time.

On-campus sources of additional information

F-1 and J-1 Students
International Student and Scholar Services, (608) 265-2257
iss@studentlife.wisc.edu

H-1B, J-1 Scholars, Permanent Residence, all Other Immigration Categories
International Faculty and Staff Services, (608) 265-2257
Ischolars@ohr.wisc.edu

Employee Payments
Employee Compensation and Benefits Services, (608) 262-5650
benefits@ohr.wisc.edu | payroll@ohr.wisc.edu

Non-Employee Payments
Accounting Services
Jose A. Carus, Jr. (Tax Compliance Manager), (608) 262-0582
jose.carus@wisc.edu

Legal Questions
Legal Services, (608) 263-7400