Advisor, Immigration Services

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

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Job No: 497042
Work Type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: International and Multicultural Programs, Full Time



Under the general direction of the Assistant Director for Scholar Services, the Immigration Services Advisor provides a wide range of immigration advising and support services to international students, scholars, and employees and serves as a resource to university departments. The incumbent will have a primary focus on advising and providing support services to international visiting scholars and H-1B employees..

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) team at CGPS provides support services to over 5,000 international students, scholars and their families at UD annually. The Center is committed to providing quality services to students and scholars in F-1, J-1 and H-1B visa status during their stay at the University and in the U.S. The office coordinates all employment-based immigrant petitions on behalf of the University and works closely with UD-retained attorneys to assist with the filing of specific immigrant and non-immigrant benefits, including PR applications and O-1 petitions. In collaboration with campus and community partners, CGPS also contributes to the internationalization of the university by providing a variety of international programming and opportunities for cross-cultural interactions and engagement. CGPS is a fast-paced, team-oriented service unit.

  • Advises and assists the international population, primarily in F and J visa status, regarding all non-immigrant compliance issues, such as visa adjustments, employments, travel, and re-entry into the country.
  • Develops and administers training and orientation to keep students and the university community informed of changes and trends in immigration laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Coordinates and serves as liaison with the Admissions Office, the Graduate College, the English Language Institute, Student Financial Services, Student Life, and other UD colleges and departments in all matters pertaining to the initial arrival and enrollment of international students.
  • Verifies documentation to determine eligibility for student immigration documents. Prepares and issues immigration documents (I-20/DS-2019) for students and dependents.
  • Monitors and resolves individual government compliance violations as they arise; instructs department administration on preventing and avoiding compliance violations.
  • Administers all aspects of immigration related student and scholar applications, which includes but is not limited to filing applications, petitions, extension, etc., following-up as necessary on application errors, delays, and inquiries, and compliance with DHS and DOL requirements.
  • Evaluates immigration documents and academic records to determine students' eligibility for on/off-campus employment (curricular practical training, and Pre/post-completion optional practical training, OPT STEM extension and Academic training); Prepares and issues all the necessary immigration documents needed for on/off-campus employment.
  • Registers, coordinates and monitors all documentation and reporting regarding international students' information through SEVIS to ensure accuracy and compliance with DHS regulations.

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Job Posting: 858499

Posted On: Oct 29, 2021

Updated On: Nov 11, 2021