Faculty and Staff Immigration Services

Mission Statement

To advance The University of Iowa's goals to be a premier public research university with a culturally diverse community of faculty and professional and scientific (P&S) staff with scholarly and creative achievements in education, research, and health care.


Faculty and Staff Immigration Services (FSIS) aspires to support and enhance The University of Iowa's ability to recruit and retain international faculty and professional and scientific (P&S) staff of distinction.

Sponsorship for Employment Authorization or Permanent Residence

For information about University of Iowa policies and procedures regarding sponsorship of a foreign national for employment authorization and permanent residency, please contact the FSIS office directly.


FSIS uses eIMMIGRATIONAIR immigration management software for all nonimmigrant (NIV) and immigrant (IV) cases. This state of the art software features a secure portal that allows for the safe transference of sensitive data anywhere in the world using a standard internet connection.

Legal Advice

Our office does not provide legal advice to University of Iowa or community individuals. For persons needing legal advice, we recommend consulting a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Employment in F-1, J-1, or J-2 Status

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office within International Programs handles employment authorization for international students, scholars, and their dependents.

Contact Us

Campus address
121-20 USB
U.S. mailing address
The University of Iowa
121 University Services Bldg.
Ste. 20
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911