Faculty and Scholars

The International Education Office (IEO) supports academic units in bringing some of the world's most experienced scholars to UCSC. IEO facilities and monitors immigration compliance within a complex, ever-changing regulatory environment.  By providing timely and accurate guidance, IEO enables the university to recruit and retain international scholars in support of the institution's teaching and research missions.

J-1 Exchange Visitors

This is the most common status for visiting international scholars.

H-1B Temporary Workers

The H-1B nonimmigrant status permits temporary employment in specialty occupations.

TN (Trade NAFTA) Professional Workers

The TN category permits Canadian or Mexican citizens entry to the U.S.A. to be employed in certain designated professions, and/or engage in certain designated professional activities.

E-3 Specialty Workers

The E-3 nonimmigrant status permits temporary employment for Australian citizens.

O-1 Non-Immigrant Work Authorization

The O-1 category is for individuals with extraordinary ability or achievment.

B-1 Visitors for Business

The B-1 nonimmigrant status permits visitors for the purpose of consulting with business associates, travel for a scientific, educational, professional or business convention, or conferences on specific dates, or negotiate a contract.

Permanent Residents

This status is reserved for international faculty who have been offered permanent positions and meet other specific criteria.