International teaching and research

Immigration information, advising, and workshops

Prospective professors and researchers must be invited by a department, lab, or institute.

Foreign workers in “specialty occupations” for which they must have the necessary credentials.

Employees in permanent, full-time positions that require professional-level credentials.

UC Santa Cruz awarded NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization

Immigration Updates

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  • The Student and Visitor Exchange Program (SEVP) ended its COVID-19 guidance on May 11, 2023, following the end of the Public Health Emergency. The guidance allowed active F-1 students to take online and hybrid courses during the pandemic in excess of normal regulatory limits. With the end of the COVID-19 accommodations, the following […]
  • U.S. lifts COVID-19 test requirement for international travel As of 12:01 a.m. ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight. […]

Last modified: Mar 08, 2024