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 Status Alternate Status
Visiting 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)