Immigration and Visa


Office of International Education,

UB Immigration Services

Pursuant to SUNY Board of Trustees Policy 8500, the Office of International Education has named UB Immigration Services as the only unit within the Office authorized to handle immigration matters for international scholars and employees.

Permanent Residency for International Academic and Research Staff

UB Immigration Services, a branch of the Office of International Education, files employment-based permanent residency filings on behalf of international academic and research staff holding permanent positions.  Most academic positions are filed under the "Special Handling" provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor or under the "Outstanding Professor / Researcher" provisions of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.  Researchers holding permanent titles, such as Research Assistant Professor or Research Scientist, are filed under the "Outstanding Researcher" category. 

All individuals holding academic or research titles who are interested in pursuing permanent residency through the University at Buffalo or the Research Foundation, must schedule a meeting with UB Immigration Services as described in the information provided below.  Individuals with "regular classroom teaching duties" who wish to pursue permanent residency through Special Handling have a window of 18 months from the day that their letter of offer is issued to the day that the labor certification application must be filed with the U.S. Department of Labor. These individuals must schedule a meeting with UBIS within one year of the issuance of the letter of offer. 

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Outstanding Professor/Researcher Category

Special Handling Labor Certification



Notice of Non-Discrimination

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Current PERM Notices

Research Foundation

Project Staff Assistant

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The information contained on this web page is provided as a service to the international faculty, researchers, staff, employees and administrators of University at Buffalo, and does not constitute legal advice on any immigration, tax, or other matter. We try to provide useful information, but we make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this web site or any associated site. As legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel. Neither the University at Buffalo nor the Office of UB Immigration Services is responsible for any errors or omissions contained on this web page, or for the results obtained from the use of this information.


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