The information in this section is intended for visiting international professors and researchers who are coming to Syracuse University for teaching or research positions. If you are a Syracuse University department, staff member, or faculty member who is inviting an international scholar to join your department, please see our section for Departments.
TYPES OF VISAS SPONSORED FOR INTERNATIONAL PROFESSORS AND RESEARCHERS
The Slutzker Center for International Services, in consultation with the Syracuse University host department, will determine the most appropriate immigration status for your work at Syracuse University. Before the Slutzker Center for International Services may process any initial or extension of visa support for a visiting international professor or researcher, you must be invited or have your invitation extended by a Syracuse University department which will serve as your host. For new or continuing paid employees of Syracuse University, this means that an approved job offer and appointment letter must be signed before sponsorship or extension. For independently-funded, unpaid visiting researchers, an invitation letter must be prepared before visa sponsorship or extension. For specific information about the visa categories which Syracuse University commonly sponsors, please select from the categories below: