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Training and Workshops for Department Facilitators

The International Faculty & Scholar Office holds regular departmental training sessions throughout the year. Enrollment will be available through UC Learning Center (requires Single Sign-On). This is an opportunity for department contacts, especially those who are new, to learn how to invite international scholars to campus.

To Enroll in a Workshop

Workshop Information

J-1 Visa Status Beginning Departmental Training

Intended for: Department administrators and representatives working with international visitors coming to UC San Diego in J-1 status.

Course description: This course focuses on the appropriate uses of the J-1 visa classification for inviting paid and unpaid researchers to UC San Diego. You will learn how to complete the J-1 request forms using both departmental and scholar information and documentation, as well as the steps and responsibilities entailed in inviting a J-1 researcher to campus.

Dates and Times:

  • 10/02/2018 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148
  • 01/22/2019 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148

Enroll via UC Learning by searching by the workshop name, keyword "visa" or code 06SED-0220-IFSO.

H-1B Visa Status Departmental Training for Beginners

Intended for: Department administrators and representatives working with international employees who will be sponsored for H-1B status.

Course descrption: This course focuses on the appropriate uses of the H-1B visa classification for sponsoring international employees at UC San Diego. You will learn how to complete the H-1B request forms using both departmental and scholar information and documentation, as well as the steps and responsibilities entailed in employing an individual in H-1B status at UC San Diego.

Dates and Times:

  • 10/23/2018 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148
  • 02/26/2019 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148

Enroll via UC Learning by searching by the workshop name, keyword "visa" or code 06SED-0200-IFSO.

J-1 and H-1B Visa Status Advanced Departmental Training

Intended for: Department administrators and representatives working with international visitors coming to UC San Diego in J and H non-immigrant statuses. Recommended prerequisite: participation in either the J-1 Visa Status Department Training or the H-1B Visa Status Beginning Departmental Training.

Course description: This course reviews latest updates in regulations and procedures as well as advanced information pertaining to both the J-1 and H-1B visa classifications. You will learn about the various bars prohibiting the institution from issuing DS-2019 forms to prospective J-1 visitors, and more detailed information on the H-1B classification. You will also be briefed on exception procedures and examine specific cases.

Dates and Times:

  • 11/20/2018 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148
  • 03/26/2019 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148

Enroll via UC Learning by searching by the workshop name, keyword "visa" or code 06SED-0240-IFSO.

Less Common Academic Visa Classifications Departmental Training

Intended for: Department administrators and representatives working with paid or unpaid international scholars coming to UC San Diego for varying amount of time and for whom the J or H classifications may not be appropriate.

Course description: This course reviews less common visa classifications that can be useful in academic settings. You will learn the appropriate procedures for inviting visitors in less commonly used academic visa classifications, as well as the limitations of these classifications. Information about TN, B-1, WB, F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT), F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT), J-1 Academic Training, and O-1, plus campus resources and case studies. Questions and discussion about other classifications are welcome.

Dates and Times:

  • 12/04/2018 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148
  • 05/07/2019 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148

Enroll via UC Learning by searching by the workshop name, keyword "visa" or code 06SED-0300-IFSO.

Permanent Residency Departmental Training

Intended for: Department administrators and representatives working with international faculty members who will be sponsored by UC San Diego for Permanent Residency.

Course description: This course focuses on the basic requirements and processes for sponsoring an international faculty member for Permanent Residency. You will learn the basic U.S. immigration and labor requirementsn on employment-based permanent residency sponsorship via the Labor Certification, Outstanding Professor/Researcher, and Adjustment of Status (Form I-485) processes. You will also learn the specific steps involved in sponsoring a faculty member for whom a national recruitment was conducted for Permanent Residency through the Labor Certification process.

Dates and Times:

  • 10/09/2018 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148 Canceled
  • 02/19/2019 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148

Enroll via UC Learning by searching by the workshop name, keyword "visa" or code 06SED-0400-IFSO.

Departmental Workshops

Enrollment is available through UC Learning Center (requires Single Sign-On).

Dates Time Location Workshop Workshop Codes
10/2/2018 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 J-1 Visa Status Beginning Departmental Training 06SED-0220-IFSO
10/9/2018 canceled 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 Permanent Residency Departmental Training 06SED-0400-IFSO
10/23/2018 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 H-1B Visa Status Beginning Departmental Training  06SED-0200-IFSO
11/20/2018 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148           J-1 & H-1B Visa           Status Advanced Departmental Training 06SED-0240-IFSO
12/4/2018 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148  Less Common Academic  Visa Classifications Departmental Training 06SED-0300-IFSO
1/22/2019 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 J-1 Visa Status Beginning Departmental Training 06SED-0220-IFSO
2/19/2019 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 Permanent Residency  Departmental Training 06SED-0400-IFSO
2/26/2019 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 H-1B Visa Status Beginning Departmental Training  06SED-0200-IFSO
3/26/2019 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148          J-1 & H-1B Visa           Status Advanced Departmental Training 06SED-0240-IFSO
5/7/2019 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148  Less Common Academic  Visa Classifications Departmental Training 06SED-0300-IFSO