Immigration Information for Labs/Departments
To engage temporarily in any activity at Salk, or to be paid by Salk, a foreign national must have the proper immigration documentation. For most immigration classifications, both the lab/department and the incoming scholar must complete specific forms, as provided by Immigration Services, and submit them to Immigration Services well in advance of the scholar’s arrival at Salk. Eligibility for a particular immigration classification is determined by federal regulations.
Important factors in determining the most appropriate nonimmigrant classification may include:
Please contact Mitchell for assistance in determining the appropriate nonimmigrant classification for an incoming foreign national.
No person(s) at Salk is legally authorized to promise or offer any immigration benefits or sign any immigration forms except Immigration Services staff.
Information contained on these pages is for the use of the Salk Institute’s community. Information contained herein should not be used as the sole source of information for making decisions that may affect one’s legal status in the U.S.