The university will not sponsor permanent residence for the following:
The university will sponsor permanent residence under the following conditions:
Categories Requiring UK Sponsorship
I. Members of the Professions Holding an Advanced Degree
Obtaining this type of employment-based permanent residence consists of the following steps:
For teaching positions, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services will prepare the ETA-9089 application and the I-140 petition. In order to begin the process, departments should contact William Arnold to schedule a meeting with both the supervisor and the employee. The department will be required to complete and submit an "Assessment Form" and the employee will complete and submit a "Candidate Form" to ISSS for review.
For non-teaching positions, the services of an attorney are required. Attorneys must follow these steps as outlined in the "Attorney Guide". Because the attorney will be representing the University of Kentucky, first contact Elizabeth Leibach. A "Department LC InitiationForm" will be requested from the department before any attorney is hired and prior to the commencement of any immigration work.
II. Outstanding Professors and Researchers (EB-1b)
This category is for faculty and researchers with at least three years of experience in the academic area who are recognized internationally as outstanding. There must be an offer of a tenured or tenure-track teaching, or a permanent research position.
For this category the services of an attorney are required. Because the attorney will be representing the University of Kentucky, first contact Elizabeth Leibach for more information. A "Dept. Attorney I-140 Initiation Form" will be requested from the department before any attorney is hired and prior to the commencement of any immigration work.
Working with Outside Attorneys
The Office of International Students and Scholars must approval all attorneys prior to any work commencing on behalf of the employee or the University of Kentucky. Departments are required to initiate this process by submitting one of the following forms: I-140 Initiation Form or Labor Certification Initiation Form. Please also see the Attorney Guide for information on the process of working with immigration attorneys.