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WDRS has updated the policy on sponsoring foreign nationals employees for US immigration benefits, which now addresses the requirement to exhaust both J-1 and F-1 temporary statuses before changing to H-1B. It also provides an option of cost analysis in cases where a family-based green card process may replace the employment-based process. Any deviations from the policy, such as an early change to H-1B status, must be approved and initiated by the division head accompanied by a lab business-need explanation….

Just a reminder that you cannot pick up an ID badge unless (1) you are on the essential on-site personnel list and (2) have made an appointment with the Badging Office. If you are unsure if your name is on the essential on-site personnel list or you have other badging questions, please contact your supervisor or Fermilab point of contact. Please do not wait until the day that you are on site to contact us! Contact us as soon as…

The Fermilab Bike Share Program will be ending on November 1, 2019. The bikes will be moved to storage for the winter.  The Bike Share Program will return in the spring of 2020.

If you are an F-1 student currently working pursuant to the initial OPT work authorization, the Visa Office would like to remind you that you must apply for the STEM OPT extension within the last 90 days of your initial OPT validity. Extension requests will NOT be accepted during the 60-day grace period after the initial OPT expires. Please remember to contact the Visa Office early in your extension process to complete the required Form I-983. Please also keep in…

The Fermilab Users Executive Committee (UEC) is opening the election to choose six new members for the 2018-2020 term. The UEC represents the voice of the user community to the Fermilab Directorate and to the broader community outside. UEC subcommittees organize both the annual Users Meeting in June and the annual spring trip to Washington, D.C., to promote science and HEP to Congress. UEC has a big impact on the working environment at Fermilab. UEC works to continually address the…

Please review the Global Services Office Newsletter for news and important announcements. You may contact the Visa Office and the Users Office with any related questions.

The Visa Office presents another seminar in its “Getting to Know Your Status” series – “Self-sponsored Green Card Applications”. Join Attorney Kevin Aiston, from the law firm of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, for an insightful presentation on the topic of obtaining a green card on your own, without reliance on any employer. The presentation will focus on the Extraordinary Ability and National Interest Waiver green card categories. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to visaoffice@fnal.gov ASAP….

The Fermilab Users Executive Committee (UEC) would like to remind you of the upcoming Fermilab User Meeting: http://orgs.fnal.gov/fermilab_users_org/users_mtg/2016/ The deadline for poster abstracts is on April 15. As an incentive, the poster session is judged and the top three posters get a recognition award with a monetary prize. There is only limited space for posters available. We will select the poster presenters, based on their abstract submissions. The Fermilab Users Executive Committee (UEC) is pleased to announce that the Universities…