During the recruitment process you may ask only two questions regarding visa status or the ability to work in the United States, and if asked, these questions should be asked of all candidates:
Do you have authorization to work indefinitely for any employer in the U.S.?
Will you, now, or at any time in the future, need sponsorship from Northeastern University for a work permit, visa or visa petition?
Information on Hiring International Students and Scholars
Sponsorship for Temporary Work Authorization
Sponsorship for Permanent Residency
For general information about U.S. immigration laws and policies, to check the status of a pending case (please note that you need the receipt number of the case) or the processing dates of applications.
For information on documents required for entry to the U.S. at land, air and sea ports of entry.
Print a paper copy of an I-94 Arrival/Departure record.
To address any issues with an I-94 Arrival/Departure record, contact the CBP Deferred Inspection Office, located in Terminal E at Boston Logan Airport.
Contact information and instructions for getting an I-94 Record corrected
To locate a local Social Security Office to update immigration status/work authorization information.
For general information about travel to and from the U.S.
“A friend of a friend wants to come to Northeastern for the summer to visit our facilities and see what kind of research we do and maybe test his theories on our equipment. He says he does not need a visa because he can come as a visitor (B-1/B-2 visa or visa waiver program as WB/WT). Is this OK?”
Faculty and staff with questions about work authorization and other employment-related immigration issues can contact the Office of the General Counsel, 617-373-2157.
International Business Visitor Documents
B-1/WB Information/Process Sheet
B-1/WB Visitor Form
B-1/WB Department Form
B-1/WB Letter Payment
B-1/WB Letter Non Payment
Stem Opt Documents
STEM OPT Guide
STEM OPT Checklist