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Immigration Specialist I


This position provides support in matters related to students, teaching faculty, research scholars and staff in the United States on both immigrant and non-immigrant visa statuses, and advises the university community regarding immigration regulations.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Assists in the coordination of a college, department, or unit immigration program.
  • Assists faculty and staff in the submission of nonimmigrant petitions. Answers routine questions regarding immigration policies and procedures.
  • Reviews and evaluates information included on nonimmigrant petitions for the applicable statuses before their submission to USCIS for adjudication.
  • Advises faculty, staff, administrators, and international students regarding federal regulations, policies and procedures, related to immigration matters.
  • Resolves routine issues and employee concerns such as documentation needs, immigration status requests, and procedural issues.
  • Proposes process improvements to immigration policies and procedures.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and one year of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically have supervisory responsibilities.


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