Admitting International Students

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The application/admission process for international students is a cooperative effort involving admitting dependent/college, the Graduate School and UC International Services.

Departmental Instructions for Admitting International Students
This guide has been developed by UC International Services to help departmental personnel understand the policies and procedures to be followed when an international student applies to UC.


* eForms Instructions for Departments (9.1 MB) This manual will explain how use iStart and submit e-form requests.

*Hiring International Workers This manual will explain the hiring process for International workers

Using iBearcatsGlobal & eForms

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All new international workers must be onboarded through UC International Services prior to beginning employment.  Many employment statuses will require submission of an employment petition with the Department of Homeland Security prior to the visitor beginning employment.  All requests for employment visas, J-1 Exchange Visitors or Permanent Residency petitions must be submitted using eForms through UC International Service‚Äôs iBearcatsGlobal database. The eForm Instructions for Departments and the Hiring International Workers manual will explain how to use iBearcatsGlobal and submit eForm requests. It is recommended that departments identify a staff person who will submit all eForm requests on their behalf. This will enable one person (or in larger departments perhaps two people) to become skilled in using the iBearcatsGlobal database.