An immigrant is a foreign national who has been authorized to live and work permanently in the United States. At The University of Texas at Dallas, faculty, scholars and staff generally obtain Permanent Residency in the United States through employment-based immigration.
The office of Human Resources does not process permanent resident petitions. Human Resources will assist the employee and the employee’s attorney with the processing of the permanent resident petition. Once the completed Request for Assistance With Employee Permanent Resident Petition has been received, the applicant will be provided with contact information for an attorney on contract with UTD.
For additional information on the permanent resident process, please see "Immigration Through Employment" on the United States Cititzenship and Immigration Services website.
DISCLAIMER: U.S. immigration laws are very complex. The information contained in these files is designed specifically as assistance for visitors and scholars at UT Dallas. Immigration laws are constantly changing, and even though we will attempt to keep these files up to date, we cannot guarantee their completeness or accuracy. The information contained herein is not intended to create an attorney/client relationship nor can it be construed as legal advice. For legal advice seek assistance from immigration specialists. You may consider consulting with an attorney who belongs to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Last Updated: May 7, 2014