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International Faculty & Staff Services

The International Faculty and Staff Services (IFSS) office provides information about bringing international faculty, staff, and scholars to the University of Oklahoma. Our office serves the OU Norman, OUHSC, and OU Tulsa campuses. From here, you can find information for hiring departments and international scholars.

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Notice to Departments

All requests for the employment of foreign nationals at the University of Oklahoma must be processed through IFSS. Only the IFSS staff is authorized to sign the legal documents and forms required to sponsor international scholars and staff. If you receive any forms requiring an authorized signature, please forward them to IFSS.


US Department of State Alert:

Third Country National Processing in Canada "Extremely Limited" This Summer


The US Department of State informed the American Immigration Lawyers Association on 6/3/2014 that due to increasingly heavy demand by Canada-based visa applicants, the seven U.S. visa processing posts in Canada are extremely limited in their ability to accept Third Country National cases during the peak demand period of June, July, and August. Canadian posts encourage such applicants to seek appointments elsewhere in the world, such as in the applicant’s home country. Canadian posts offer increased appointment availability for TCNs during non-peak processing times, such as October and November, and January through May.  Source: “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14060447 (posted Jun. 4, 2014)"


CBP Reminds Travelers to "Know Before You Go" Refresh Your Knowledge of Border Crossing Requirements

With many individuals planning to trips for the summer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers to be prepared by educating themselves on the rules and regulations relating to international travel.


CBP's Automated I-94 retrieval website is live.

Travelers wanting a hard copy or other evidence of admission are directed to to print a copy of an I-94 based on the electronically submitted data to provide as evidence of lawful admission.  However, individuals who go through secondary inspection, such as asylees, refugees, and parolees, will be provided a paper copy of Form I-94 by a CBP officer Full article.

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