Faculty & Staff - Information for UMaine Departments
The presence of scholars from other countries in our classrooms and laboratories enriches the experience of the entire University community. The Office of International Programs (OIP) works closely with UMaine faculty and departments to assist in the process of bringing international scholars (professors, researchers and specialists) to campus. OIP has primary responsibility for administering the University of Maine’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and for processing all non-immigrant employment based immigration petitions (H-1B, TN, O, P, etc). Immigrant (Green Card) petitions for foreign nationals are processed by a private attorney but OIP is the initial contact and will provide the attorney’s information to the hiring department.
Feel free to contact OIP to discuss the best option for hiring a foreign national (581-3423).
Please use the following form if you wish to request the necessary visa-related documentation to bring a foreign scholar to the University of Maine under the Exchange Visitor (J-1) Program:
The above form is in Acrobat Reader (.pdf) format and have fill-in fields so you can type the required information on your computer then print the form. You must be using version 4.0 or higher of Acrobat Reader to take advantage of the fill-in features. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from www.adobe.com. Using any version of Acrobat, you can print the form, then fill it in by hand or on a typewriter.
If this downloadable form is not convenient for you, we would be glad to send you a hard copy of any form. Please contact us at 581-3423 to make your request or pick one up in our office located at 100 Winslow Hall.
When you submit the form to the Office of International Programs, we will issue a Certificate of Eligibility for J-1 Status (DS-2019, formerly IAP-66) to the scholar.
Please contact Sarah Joughin at email@example.com or call 581-3423 for request forms for employees who will be sponsored in H-1B status.