Some faculty and researchers may obtain U.S. permanent residence through employment at UCLA. The DGSOM will support applications for permanent residence if the position is permanent, full-time career, and sufficiently high level (for example, appointments in the Professor and Professional Research series qualify). Titles that are temporary in nature, such as Postdoctoral Scholar, or staff positions will not qualify. All potential applicants must be approved by the Dean’s Office and notified as cleared by the Assistant Director of the DGSOM Visa and Licensing Office. Once preclearance has been issued by the DGSOM Visa and Licensing Office, outside counsel will be engaged to assist with filing the permanent residence petitions with USCIS.

Procedures and Guidelines

To determine Permanent Residence eligibility and/or request PR sponsorship for a current UCLA employee, please contact the DGSOM Assistant Director via email to initiate the process.

Forms and Letters

Departments must include a one-time fee of $400 using a Recharge Request Form (P39) when submitting PR request to the visa office, after determination of eligibility has been conferred by the Visa Office Assistant Director.