ISSS Scholar Workshops

SPRING 2021 International Scholar Services Events

These workshops are designed for departmental administrators responsible for visa processing/matters on behalf of their departments.

To Register: These workshops are posted on the Human Resources (HR) website and are accessible via “Your Personal and Professional Development” link. Choose “Human Resources Development” category from the HR list. The drop down menu will list all workshops being offered and from here you can select the relevant workshops listed under Hiring Foreign Nationals in order to register.

Employing Foreign Nationals: J-1 Introduction (ROP 102)
March 9, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 

This session will introduce participants to rules and procedures related to J-1 exchange visitor sponsorship and other legal statuses compatible with research and teaching positions and visiting appointments. It will also contain information on health insurance for J visitors.

Instructors:
Carlo Santoro, International Faculty/Scholar Adviser
James Jones, International Faculty/Scholar Adviser
Lorraine Luciano-McKeon, International Faculty/Scholar Adviser-RBHS
Virtual (WebEx Link to be sent)

Employing Foreign Nationals: H-1B Workshop (ROP 103)
March 16, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This session will concentrate on the H-1B temporary worker visa category. To be eligible, registrants must have attended “Basic Concepts” and “J-1 Introduction” classes or have had prior experience processing J-1 visitor requests. Topics will include University policy on H-1B sponsorship, Federal regulations affecting H-1B visa sponsorship and compliance requirements, travel restrictions, a walk through the entire H-1B process in hiring an H-1B worker.

Instructors:
Ruimin Zhang, International Faculty/Scholar Adviser
Lorraine Luciano-McKeon, International Faculty/Scholar Adviser-RBHS
Karl Baumle, International Faculty/Scholar Adviser
Robert Phillips, Export Control Manager
Virtual (WebEx Link to be sent)

Employing Foreign Nationals: Employment-Based Legal Permanent Residence (Green Card) Sponsorship
(ROP 107)
March 23, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This session will concentrate on University sponsorship for employment-based legal permanent residency, also known as the “green card.” In order to be eligible to participate in this session, registrants must have attended all classes preceding this one, i.e., Basic Concepts, J-1 Introduction and H-1B Workshop. We will cover detailed information and procedures on each of the two paths Rutgers uses for permanent residency sponsorship. We will also discuss various ways foreign nationals can gain legal permanent residency status without University sponsorship.

Instructors:
Asenath Dande, Director for Faculty and Scholar Services
Karl Baumle, International Faculty/Scholar Adviser
Virtual (WebEx Link to be sent)

Sunapsis Training Sessions Announcement
FOR J-1, H-1B and Legal Permanent Residence (Green card)

We are pleased to announce that Rutgers Global – International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will be offering three Sunapsis WebEx training sessions on March 12th, March 19th, and March 26th for J-1, H-1B and Permanent Residence. Sunapsis process for Legal Permanent Residence applications is our newest addition, therefore, we are thrilled to roll it out at the same time. This means that ISSS will begin accepting green card application requests online via Sunapsis upon our completion of the training session. 

We will go over the step-by-step process for submitting requests online via Sunapsis and answer any questions that you may have regarding these processes. Many of you who currently process J-1 and H-1B requests are already familiar with this data management system.
 
Session Date    Time
J-1:        Friday, 03/12/2021    I:00 pm to 3:00 pm
H-1B:    Friday, 03/19/2021    I:00 pm to 3:00 pm
PR:        Friday, 03/26/2021    I:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Please sign up by no later than Monday, March 8, 2021 at:

J-1 Session

H-1B Session

Permanent Residency Session