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 CommonStatusAlternate Status
Visiting ScholarJ1N/A
Tenure Track FacultyH1O1
Professional position, permanentH1O1
Speaker/conference participantB1J1 Short Term Scholar

Permanent, full-time employees may be sponsored for permanent resident status (green card)