Department Application for Permanent Residency Sponsorship

This form should be completed by the chair (or designee) of the sponsoring department, NOT the employee.

If you would like access to a printable version of this form, so you can gather all the required information, please click here: Printable Version of Department Application for PR (pdf).

Thank you for completing the visa sponsorship application requesting university sponsorship for your employee's permanent residency. We understand this process is very detailed and meticulous, and we appreciate your assistance. Your accuracy in completing this form and submitting the required and requested documents will enable us to complete the visa process with minimal interruptions. Below is a link to the sponsorship letter template that is required. Please download the letter titled "Department Chair to Dean" listed in the last set of letters. Please edit the letter as necessary, print on university letterhead, sign and upload where indicated. Please keep the original letters in the employee file. All documents are to be uploaded to this application.

Once you have submitted all documents via this online application, the international employee will receive an email with a link to complete the employee PR sponsorship application. This email will be sent to the email address you provide us with for your international employee. PLEASE BE SURE YOU ENTER THIS EMAIL ADDRESS CAREFULLY AND ACCURATELY.

The Office of Legal Affairs WILL NOT begin processing any documents for your application until all documents from each party and final approval has been granted from the Provost is received.

Should you have any questions regarding this process please contact:

Cathy Stevens
Office of Legal Affairs


send an email to:


 Department Chair to the Dean