Immigration Services

The office of Human Resources Compliance and Immigration Services (HR-CIS) is responsible for promoting and monitoring University compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and University policies and procedures with an emphasis on immigration. Our mission is to promote an effective, informed, low-risk workplace and facilitate an understanding within University Human Resources (UHR) and the larger UVa community of the dynamic regulatory environment within the immigration field.

Please note that as of October 1, 2011 HR-CIS fees for immigration processing have increased. Please see the relevant immigration filing packet for the new fee structure.

We offer assistance and resources in a variety of areas, including:

  • Monitoring developments in Congress, federal agencies, and in the courts for information that may be pertinent to the University.

  • Alerting UHR and the University community to immigration issues of interest issued by federal and state agencies such as the Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security, and others

  • Overseeing, facilitating and monitoring foreign national immigration petition filing to ensure that non-immigrant visa and permanent residency (green card) processing is completed in accordance with relevant regulations.

We do not provide legal advice, but can help refer questions requiring legal counsel to Immigration counsel specially appointed by the Virginia Attorney General to advise the University. Individuals seeking or needing personal legal advice should consult their own attorney.