Sponsoring Faculty and Staff for Permanent Residency

The information below provides a comprehensive overview of the process relating to Lawful Permanent Residency (“LPR”) for employees.

LPR Procedures

Find information pertaining to the primary filing strategies for UT Austin employees seeking U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency.

LPR Outstanding Professors and Researchers

This filing option may be especially appealing for faculty and permanent researchers who are considered outstanding by their peers.

LPR Teaching Faculty - Special Handling

This special filing process is open only to faculty members involved in classroom teaching and must be utilized within 18 months of the job offer.

LPR Basic Labor Certification

The Labor Certification filing option is available to faculty and researchers who may not be eligible for the "outstanding professor or researcher" category.