In order to comply with state and Federal regulations regarding the employment of non-United States citizens it is important to determine that each foreign national employed at the Institution has a visa which permits employment or has been granted permission to work by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (formerly known as Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) and Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Visas must be obtained by the prospective candidates for employment before they enter the United States. Departments should be aware of time delays in processing paperwork through the USCIS, and plan accordingly. Federal law prohibits the hiring or employment of illegal aliens. Any employer who violates this law is subject to a fine.Forms, applications, and additional information regarding visas for foreign nationals can be obtained from the Foreign National Advisor. The International Students' Advisor in the Office of the Dean for Student Affairs, Room 3-107, and M.I.T. offers similar services for admission of foreign students.
Sponsor Responsibility Checklist
This checklist offers suggestions and resources available to department sponsors for use in welcoming international visitors to the Institution and integrating them into the Woods Hole/Falmouth community.
Verify and arrange transportation for visitor from U.S. port of entry to WHOI. If visitor has made transportation arrangements to Woods Hole/Falmouth on his/her own, supply visitor with appropriate maps, telephone numbers, bus schedules, car rental or limousine information.
Arrival at WHOI