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Academics in the USA that were sponsored for H1B visa, can you tell me about your experience? How long did it take, how was the process?

I am currently being sponsored for the H1B and my proposed start date is mid-August. I am not sure about the feasibility of this as most websites say it takes around 3-8 months to obtain the H1B. Can ...
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Which endorsing body should I pick for a global talent endorsement? (UK, computer science lecturer/assistant prof) [closed]

I'm a UK academic wanting to switch from a skilled worker visa to a global talent visa. I completed the first step, which was to get a Statement of Guarantee from my university. Next, I need to apply ...
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Recommendation letter for postdoc [closed]

I have applied for a postdoc position in the USA. I have been asked to submit two letters of recommendation. I have requested one of the letters from my supervisor. After multiple attempts, finally, ...
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My main advisor quit, my retired co-advisor is being unhelpful and I am under pressure to leave the country. How do I proceed?

I was recruited by an advisor who retired midway during my PhD but agreed to keep on advising me with the help of a co-advisor. This co-advisor quit one month ago. I am currently without a main ...
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research internship visa in france for PhD student with no master's degree?

I am a PhD student in Chile, now in my 3rd/4 years. I have been awarded an international internship funding by my scholarship agreement (provided by the chilean government). I have an invitation of a ...
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Do other EU countries have an equivalent of Germany's portal for foreign students?

The German government runs a portal, https://myguide.de, that allows prospective foreign university students to search for undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered by German universities. It ...
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Do you list that you won a competitive funding to attend a conference but couldn't go on a CV?

I won a funding scholarship from a prestigious research institute to attend a workshop in my field. The funding covers my travel expenses and accommodation but, I won't be able to participate because ...
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What does it cost for universities and colleges in the U.S. to sponsor H1B and why many of them don't sponsor H1B?

From what I learnt, many universities do not sponsor H1B for postdocs and would like their postdoc employee to use OPT and J1. I wonder if there is a quota restriction (but academic H1B is non-cap) or ...
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Is there a distinction in the application process between Skilled Worker visas for EU citizens and non-EU citizens?

I have received an offer for a lecturer position at a UK-based institution. Upon researching the visa application process, it appears that there is no differentiation between EU and non-EU citizens. ...
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Is double payment of health insurance required for UK Global Talent visa holders?

I have recently received an offer from a UK-based institution for a lecturer position. As a non-UK/EU citizen, securing a visa is a crucial step in this process. The initial duration of the position ...
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Legal procedures for foreigners visiting an American university

I am a professor at an American university, and I regularly invite visitors to campus for short-term visits to give seminar, colloquium, or conference talks. Many of these visitors are not US citizens ...
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Is it reasonable to consider a back-up plan when my PhD student visa is still pending?

I am an incoming international PhD student at a US university. Previously, I obtained my bachelor's degree from the same university, and I've recently completed my master's program at a university in ...
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Should a 1-year gap in employment/education 12 years ago be mentioned in the ATAS application? If yes, where should it be mentioned?

I am applying for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate in order to start my job as an Assistant Professor at a Russell Group university in the UK. And I would like to know if a 1-...
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Is Salary Considered a direct/indirect funding?

I went to the US on a J-1 visa (Research Scholar) as an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor at a US University. I was only on the salary I was getting from the university without any external funding ...
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Asking about PR sponsorship after receiving an offer for a non-tenure track teaching position

Suppose a candidate finishing their PhD (in mathematics) is applying for teaching-oriented positions at universities, such as Assistant Teaching Professor, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Clinical ...
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Will becoming ineligible for a J1 visa hinder my chances of getting a postdoc position?

If I'm currently doing my first postdoc in the US on an F1 OPT (in Astronomy) and I decide to apply for either an EB1A or an EB2, I understand that it would show my intent to immigrate making me ...
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Readvertised Faculty Jobs in USA

So this seems quite common, for example this job was first advertised late in 2022, for start in summer 2023, and is now readvertised with the "review of applications will begin on 15th February ...
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Post Doc position in USA after j-1 visa?

I don't know if this is the right section. I am a Ph.D. student in Italy in my second year (next year, It will be the last one). I have been accepted for a research internship at Cornell from June to ...
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Visa to attend conference in Canada - Shall I contact the conference organisers?

I have submitted an abstract to attend a forthcoming conference in July 2023. The decision on my abstract is still pending. Is it okay to contact the organizers and inquire about the status of the ...
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Can I become a US community college teacher on a UK Master's Maths degree, if so how? [duplicate]

I'm a British Masters student studying maths at university in the UK (one of the best in the country for maths right now). My boyfriend lives in California, and I have been looking to move to ...
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Green card sponsorship policies and timeline for tenure track faculty

I would like to find out about "industry standards" for when, and on what timeline, US universities will sponsor applications for permanent residency (aka green card) for new tenure-track ...
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Switch to skilled worker visa while on a funded PhD: impact on stipend and potential student fees repayment?

I'm currently doing a fully funded PhD in one of the UK universities, and I'm in my second year. I have received a full-time job offer and want to switch to a skilled worker visa now. Does anyone know ...
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Visa to attend conference for paper presentation in USA

I am a master's degree student and I just got a paper approved for presentation at a conference that will last for a couple of days in the USA. Looking at the US Embassy website I didn't find it clear ...
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Is it possible to have the contract starting date before actually starting to work?

I got an offer for an assistant professor position in the USA starting on September 1st. Classes start on August 21st. So I am expected to start teaching at the university before I'm actually employed....
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Visa for old dependent parents [closed]

Recently, I have been offered a postdoc position in the USA and I have been entitled to a J1 visa. I have an old mother who is entirely dependent on me. My father has passed away two years ago and ...
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What are some ways to legally get around or postpone the J-1's 2-year home country residency requirement?

I am currently on a J-1 visa in the US. I have been a postdoc in the US since November 2019, therefore with the J-1's 5-year limit, I will have ~2 years left to be in the US unless I change to another ...
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Is it legal to post an ad merely to conform to immigration rules? [closed]

(Not sure if this should be on the Law.SE) Inspired by an answer to another question: If the posting is also extremely specific, I might suspect that it's meant for some bureaucratic purpose rather ...
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Do UK faculty members have to obtain ATAS every year?

An international student or postdoc from a list of certain countries has to obtain an ATAS certificate before being able to applying for a UK visa, and that certificate has to be obtained again every ...
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Attending grad school in US or Canada with a dependent spouse

I am finishing up my undergraduate degree in mathematics in my home country and expect to apply for PhD studies in statistics in the US (I am also willing to consider Canadian options but more on this ...
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Is it possible to take overseas trips to see family while completing a US PhD?

I am in the final course of my bachelor degree program. I am from the country of Georgia. I am aiming to complete a PhD in USA without a master's degree in a mathematics field. So I have one question ...
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UK visa- does certificate of sponsorship still necessary when your postdoc salary covered by a outside institution?

I got a postdoctoral scholarship from a Turkish Science Institution. It covers a monthly stipend for a year and travel expenses. A university in the UK accepted me as a "postdoctoral fellow"....
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How to take leaves as a Visiting Researcher? [closed]

I am a PhD student employed by a German university, and I am in the middle of a six-month J1 visa in the US as a visiting researcher in another university, still paid by my German employer. Those six ...
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Can one attend a conference in the UK with a mere tourist visa?

Is it ok to attend a conference on a tourist visa, or is it considered "unpaid work"? I am going to a conference in England in December. As a French citizen, I wondered if I needed a visa, ...
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I am an international PhD student and I want to do a visiting research VISA, Which type of visa should I do ? ( I want finance myself )

I am a Tunisian PhD student, at my last year of PhD, I found a lab from UK and I want to do a visiting research PhD with them (during 7 months), PS: I will finance myself. I don't have a big ...
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Should I look for a job in a foreign country before I get there to pursue my Ph.D.? [closed]

I got accepted to a Ph.D. program in New Zealand. For now, I have enough funding to cover only my first year of study, which is why I plan to work in that country while I study. Is it advisable to ...
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Should I accept offers from universities in two different countries to account for any possible uncertainties in getting visas?

I’ve received an offer letter for B.Sc Computer Science from San Francisco State University (CA, USA) and Wilfrid Laurier University (ON, Canada). After accepting the offer letter from SFSU, I also ...
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What is the exact rule for 12 months work permit find period after PhD study

Does anybody know about the exact rules that a PhD student have work find permit period after studies? I need to know exactly how long after studies could someone stay for finding job? Another ...
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J-1 Postdoc visa, sponsor change

I have two postdoctoral job offers (both under the J-1 category, different sponsors). My questions are: If I apply for J-1 with the DS-160 issued by one of the sponsors, if my visa is eventually ...
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tt Assistant Professor position in math at a smaller university or liberal arts college [closed]

I have some questions on the prospects to get a tt Assistant Professor position in math at a smaller university or liberal arts college in the US as a foreigner. I am from a european country and on ...
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Can an F-1 visa holder work outside of the university?

Is it possible for an F-1 visa holder who is an international PhD student in the US, work outside of the university? Also, is it possible for him to establish a company and work for his company during ...
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How to manage work permit stress along with research work? [closed]

Since academia especially in postdoctoral contracts requires researchers to move around, I suppose being in academia in the long-term would make most people think about the work permit/visa situation ...
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Do I have the right to work in the UK?

I'm a graduate student in the United States in biomedical sciences applying for a postdoctoral research associate job at a university in the UK. In the online application, it asks "Do you have ...
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Working hours of a TVL13/50% contract

I have an offer of a TVL13/50% contract for a PhD in Germany. This corresponds to roughly a 20h work-week. Visa-wise, I must adhere to the following constraint: The temporary residence permit ...
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Applying for a PhD during the pandemic

A buddy of mine who lives in Amsterdam told me that it is not a good idea to apply for a PhD as an international student because the chance of getting admission is narrow these days. I would just pay ...
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Returning to the US as faculty during COVID [closed]

Question: I am a non-US citizen on an H1B visa trying to return from the EU (Germany) to the US to teach face-to-face classes this Fall. What are my options to get across the border as long as the ...
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How to respond to professor about visa problems when applying for a post-doc?

Currently I'm in the process of my post-doc application in the US, but I may encounter some inevitable problems with my visa (J-1) application. The professor said that they have not had any scientists ...
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UK Uni: modify FTE after offer?

This might be a silly question, apologies in advance. I've received an informal offer for a fixed-term, part-time (0.3FTE) teaching position at a UK university. Now, because of Brexit, as a EU ...
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Can I work as a postdoc with EAD as a J-2 visa holder?

My wife started to work with a J-1 visa in the US as a postdoc. I am also a scientist, but i am here as a spouse with J-2 visa. I would like to know, if is it possible to work as a postdoc with ...
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How long does it take to get a green card as a US faculty?

I'm European and I'm about to accept a tenure-track position in the US where I will come up for tenure review after 2 years (i.e. get tenure after 3), as I have already spent a number of years in a ...
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Transfer from a Hungarian to an Austrian University for non European student

Can a non EU student transfer from a Hungarian university, for example Eötvös Loránd University, to an Austrian university, and if yes do you have to go through the same procedure that you would in ...
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