The following immigration documents should NOT be signed on behalf of the university unless specifically authorized to do so in advance by the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In the recent past, well-intentioned deans have signed these forms without seeking the advice of knowledgeable persons on campus. Before seeking approval to sign any of the listed immigration legal documents, please provide a complete copy of unsigned drafts of all immigration paperwork related to the specific job to International Student and Scholar Services. ISSS will review each case carefully and obtain additional legal counsel as appropriate before recommending signature of any of these immigration legal documents by the Provost and Vice Chancellor or his designee. The five immigration legal forms that must now be pre-screened by International Student and Scholar Services before signature are:

BCIS Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker
BCIS Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
Department of Labor Form ETA 750, Application for Alien Employment Certification
Department of Labor Form ETA 9035, Labor Condition Application
BCIS Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative

These measures are necessary to:

  • protect the integrity of immigration forms and supporting documents submitted in the University's name
  • assure compliance with federal regulations and consistency in application of institutional policies
  • maintain the University's credibility with federal authorities
  • minimize institutional liability for non-compliance