Dartmouth will agree to sponsor a long term or regular employees who are hired in positions that require a minimum of a bachelors degree for US permanent residency. If the hiring department or office is committed to maintaining their employment long-term, and if the employee is committed to remaining employed at Dartmouth long-term. This does not commit the institution to pay any legal fees or government fees related to the US permanent residency application.
Any position that is considered permanent or long-term, and that requires a minimum of a bachelors degree would qualify for permanent residency sponsorship.
Yes, Dartmouth uses one of three law firms to process permanent residency cases. A list of these firms can be found online, here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~ovis/resources/links.html
Research Associate "A" and "B" positions will not qualify for a college sponsorship for permanent residency, as they are considered term training positions (limited in duration). Research Associate "C" positions will qualify for college sponsorship for permanent residency if the hiring department and the employee are committed to a long-term employment relationship.
This varies widely depending on the category of green card sponsorship used. However in general costs can run between $5,000 and $8,000
In some cases, some college departments and offices may negotiate to pay all or part of the green card legal and filing fees for college employees. You should talk to your supervisor or Dean about this possibility. Unless explicitly outlined by or hiring supervisor, the college is not responsible for any filing or legal fees relating to a green card sponsorship on behalf of an employee.
You should talk to your immigration advisor at the Office of Visa and Immigration Services, and also your hiring supervisor.
Last Updated: 5/26/09