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’s 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.