which status is appropriate?

These are the statuses normally used for the most common activities of international visitors and nonimmigrant employees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Each case needs to be evaluated separately. There are situations and individuals for which the most common status will not work. Permanent, full-time employees are sometimes sponsored for permanent resident (green card) status.

Activity

Most Common Status

Alternate Status

Visiting Scholar

J-1

N/A

Postdoctoral research associate

J-1

H-1
J-1 Practical Trainee
F-1 Practical Trainee
TN

Researcher or teacher such as visiting scientist, visiting professor or other short-term professional employee (not to exceed 5 years)

J-1

H-1 or TN

Assistant Professor or tenured faculty

H-1

O-1

Long-term or potentially permanent professional employee, such as a research scientist or research engineer

H-1

O-1

Speaker or conference participant

B-1/ WB

J-1 Short term scholar