Most foreign national employees at UWM are sponsored for H-1B and J-1 status. In some cases, however, other visas are either more appropriate or the best option for individual circumstances.
The following employment-based visas are in use at UWM and may be possible for your employee:
- E-3: Certain Specialty Occupation Professionals from Australia
- F-1 OPT/OPT STEM Extension: Optional Practical Training
- J-1: Research Scholar and Professor Exchange Visitors
- O-1: Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement
- TN: NAFTA Professionals
All of these visas require visa sponsorship, involve U.S. government agencies, and have specific eligibility criteria, restrictions, durations, processes, timelines, and fees.
Please contact Brooke Thomas (email@example.com) for guidance on your employee’s individual case.
Associate Director for International Faculty & Scholar Services