International Employment


Federal laws and regulations that cover the hiring of foreign nationals at U.S. colleges and universities are extensive and complex with an ever-changing landscape. The material presented here is basic information on BGSU policies and procedures related to employment in the U.S. for foreign nationals.

Policy regarding the entry and employment of foreign nationals in the U.S. is legislated and regulated at the Federal level. Once Congress and the President sign any legislation related to immigration, it is the responsibility of the Department of Homeland Security, through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, the Department of Labor, and the Department of State to administrate implementation of the law.

Employment Overview

University appointments are subject to the Federal government requirement that non-U.S. workers have valid status while employed. Faculty & Staff Immigration Services is the first point of contact for any BGSU contracting official interested in the process of hiring internationals and/or retaining international employees. Each international hire must be viewed as unique with regard to the appropriate hiring and retention strategy and in accordance with existing U.S. law.

Updated: 02/27/2023 01:11PM