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Immigration Compliance Services

Welcome to Immigration Compliance Services

The Immigration Compliance Services (ICS) unit supports UF hiring departments seeking to obtain employment authorizations for UF international employees, ensuring hiring and retainment efforts remain in compliance with appropriate employment and immigration laws.

This webpage is designed to provide information to departments and college administrators processing the successful on-boarding of current and potential employees with a UF sponsored visa.

For information related to F or J visas, please visit the UF International Center.

Future or Current Employees

  • Sponsorship for employment authorization will be made based on the hiring department’s business and financial requirements. All initiations for employment sponsorship will be made by the UF hiring departments to the ICS unit.
  • ICS is not able to provide any support or consultation on immigration matters for non-UF employees without support from the appropriate UF hiring department.
  • All immigration related inquiries from new and existing UF employee will be directed to their appropriate department liaison, not Fragomen. Contacting Fragomen directly may create confusion and cause a delay in addressing inquiries appropriately.

Considerations When Hiring an International Employee

The below links provide a list of things to consider prior to and during the hiring process of an international employee. Topics on this page include current visa status, hiring dates, petition timelines, prevailing wage, and travel requirements.

Considerations When Hiring an International Employee International Hiring Process

The University of Florida has retained the law firm  Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP (“Fragomen”) to handle the university’s immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions.  Fragomen is the largest firm in the United States exclusively dedicated to immigration law, with 30 offices worldwide, including over 150 U.S. immigration attorneys and over 700 support staff.

In conjunction with the ICS unit, the Fragomen team will advise, prepare and file non-immigrant and immigrant employment-based cases on behalf of the University of Florida. To initiate the process on behalf of the employees, please click the link below.

If you do not have a login and password, please contact ICS at ics@hr.ufl.edu

Initiate Your Case

All documents not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation

ACADEMIC CREDENTIAL EVALUATION (ACE) – An academic credential evaluation is obtained from an organization which evaluates the foreign education and its equivalency to the education of a U.S. degree.

OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT LETTER Specific information related to the employment of international employees must appear in their respective offer of employment letters. When preparing your offer of employment letter please use the information provided in the link below.

UF Fees and Rush Chart

Start Your Case Here

Other Visa & Immigration Related Information

Department responsibilities and termination policies.

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Collected forms, instruction guides, and recorded presentations relevant to ICS employment processes and guidelines.

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General information on travel and travel requirements.

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Labor Condition Application Filing Notices

Labor Condition Applications, or LCAs, (ETA Form 9035) are posted in compliance with federal regulations and are submitted to the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration.

View LCA Filing Notices

Job Availability Notices

Job Availability Notices are posted in compliance with federal regulations which govern the filing of an Application for Permanent Alien Labor Certification (ETA Form 9089)

View Job Availability Notices

About Immigration Compliance Services

The Immigration Compliance Services (ICS) unit establishes and maintains working relationships with departments seeking to obtain non-immigrant employment visas for prospective international UF employees.  ICS provides department with the necessary guidance and resources to ensure the University of Florida and its international employees remain in compliance with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.