Appropriate Statuses for Foreign National Visitors and Employees
The chart below provides a general guideline for foreign national visitor and employee activities. Each situation and foreign national is unique and will need to be evaluated separately.
Activity Most Common
Alternate StatusVisiting Scholar J1 N/A
Tenure Track Faculty H1 O1
Professional position, permanent H1 O1
Speaker/conference participant B1 J1 Short Term Scholar
Permanent, full-time employees may be sponsored for permanent resident status (green card)