SPRING 2024 International Scholar Services Events

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

To register, visit https://hrservices.rutgers.edu/CRS/ and select the applicable course code under “Human Resources Development”. (Please note the separate registration link for our new Advanced Topics Workshop in the description below.)

Employing Foreign Nationals: Basic Concepts (ROP 101)
This session will introduce participants to basic immigration-related concepts and an overview of visa types. It is available both online and in-person.

•    Online/Asynchronous (Canvas)

Employing Foreign Nationals: J-1 Introduction (ROP 102)

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.

Gina Antonatos, International Faculty/Scholar Adviser
Wade Binneboese, International Faculty/Scholar Advisor
Eirinn Jones, Insurance Coordinator
Carissa McCarthy, Assistant Director (Student Interns)

•    Tuesday, March 12, 2024, Virtual (Zoom), 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Employing Foreign Nationals: H-1B Workshop (ROP 103)

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.

Karl Baumle, Assistant Director
Gina Antonatos, International Faculty/Scholar Advisor
Wade Binneboese, International Faculty/Scholar Advisor
Robert Phillips, Export Control Manage

•    Tuesday, March 19, 2024, Virtual (Zoom), 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Employing Foreign Nationals: Employment-Based Legal Permanent Residence (Green Card) Sponsorship (ROP 107)

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.

Asenath Dande, Executive Director for Faculty and Scholar Services
Karl Baumle, Assistant Director

•    Tuesday, March 26, 2024, Virtual (Zoom), 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

*New Offering* Employing Foreign Nationals: Advanced Topics (J-1, H-1B, and Permanent Residence)

This session is designed as an alternate option for administrators who have attended our other EFN Workshops (J-1, H-1B, and Permanent Residence) and are experienced with sponsoring foreign nationals. It will focus on advanced topics regarding J-1, H-1B, and Permanent Residence sponsorship. Please note that this session is not intended for those who are new to the sponsorship process or who have not processed a visa request within the last few months. To sign up for this new workshop, please register here.

Asenath Dande, Executive Director for Faculty and Scholar Services
Karl Baumle, Assistant Director for Faculty and Scholar Services

•    Tuesday, April 2, 2024, Virtual (Zoom), 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sunapsis Training Sessions

In addition to the EFN workshops, we are also offering the following Sunapsis training sessions:

  • J-1 Sunapsis Training, Friday, March 15, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • H-1B Sunapsis Training, Friday, March 22, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Permanent Residence Sunapsis Training, Friday, March 29, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

These sessions will cover the step-by-step process for submitting requests through the Sunapsis data management system.  You may register for the Sunapsis sessions via this link.

We encourage you to register by March 5, 2024.