The information in this section is intended for visiting international professors and researchers who are coming to the U.S. temporarily for teaching or research positions. If you are UCB Staff or Faculty inviting an international scholar, see our UCB Departments section.

Types of Immigration Status for International Professors and Researchers

The UC Berkeley host department, in consultation with Berkeley International Office, will help you determine the most appropriate immigration status for your stay in the U.S. For specific information regarding federal immigration regulations and university policies, select from the categories below.

For statistical data, see our International Visiting Scholars Annual Reports.