Immigration Services for Employees

For Staff

I. For staff hires below the director or head coach level, St. Lawrence will pay ONLY for TN visa services, or J, if applicable. All other legal services, filing fees, or other costs will be the responsibility of the person who is hired.

II. For staff hires at or above the director or head coach level, St. Lawrence will provide up to $3,000 for services to obtain/retain a visa for the employee; this funding is not for immigration work for dependents, only the employee. If an individual's costs exceed $3,000 the University will continue to assist the employee, but will bill the employee for legal services, filing fees, etc., as appropriate, unless extended funding is approved by the President.

III. St. Lawrence University will not fund immigration work to obtain "green cards" for staff, except with Presidential approval.

For Faculty

IV. For visiting faculty hires, St. Lawrence will pay ONLY for visa services for J or TN visas. All other legal services, filing fees, or other costs will be the responsibility of the person who is hired.

V. For tenure track faculty hires, St. Lawrence will provide up to $3,000 for immigration work (visas and "green cards") for the employee; this funding is not for immigration work for dependents, only the employee. If an individual's costs exceed $3,000, St. Lawrence will continue to assist the employee, but will bill the employee for legal services, filing fees, etc., as appropriate.

Loans Available

The University has established a program for low-interest loans to assist employees in covering the cost of immigration work. For information, contact the Human Resources or Business Offices.

Rev. 3.18.04

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