Immigration Services

Purpose

  • To ensure that all Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi employees are lawfully authorized to work;
  • To assist hiring managers and foreign national employees in securing lawful employment status and authorization to engage in employment with the University;
  • To assist foreign national employees in maintaining lawful immigration status. 

Immigrant Visa

Department Heads should complete the Authorization and Request for Immigration Services to recommend and begin sponsorship for Lawful Permanent Resident Status for a foreign national employee. The types of immigrant petitions typically sponsored by Texas A&M University can be found here.

Non-Immigrant Visa 

Located Here are the 4 classification for a Non-Imigrant visa are explained Those classifications being, E-3, H1-B, J-1, O-1, and TN NAFTA Classification.

Visa Not Sponsored

First Preference Employment-based Petitions for Aliens of Extraordinary Ability and Second Preference Employment-based Petitions for National Interest Waivers are not sponsored by Texas A&M - Corpus Christi. These filings are known as “self-petitions” and do not require employer sponsorship. The University, at its discretion, may provide a letter to verify employment and/or to support the employee’s petition. The employee is responsible for the expenses associated with the processing of the above-referenced petitions.

Deemed Export Control

To assist us in accurately completing the deemed export portion of the newly revised I-129 (petition for nonimmigrant worker), Human Resources has implemented the use of an internal Deemed Export Control Attestation which will need to be completed by the department head, principal investigator or direct supervisor of the foreign national employee or future employee. The attestation and its instructions are available here. 

Traveling Abroad

Here you can find information about Visas & Re-Entry into the U.S. , Export Controls, and answers to the following questions 

What if I want to take university property with me oversees during my personal travel?

What if I want to meet with my colleagues while in another country to discuss business?

 


Disclaimer
The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and are not intended as legal advice. The Human Resources Department provides immigration administrative support to Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, (the Petitioner or Employer) when it seeks to petition an employment-based petition for a faculty or staff member. We do not represent the employee. Employees are encouraged to consult with an immigration attorney of their choice, at their own expense, for advice on individual immigration matters.