Information about Permanent Residency Based on UTMB Employment
A permanent resident (“green card” holder) of the United States is eligible to live and work in the U.S. indefinitely provided
a U.S. residence is maintained. Maintenance of a residence normally entails owning or renting a dwelling and paying U.S. taxes.
Employment eligibility is unlimited (except for some government jobs that may require U.S. citizenship.) Permanent residents may
serve in the armed forces, but not vote, in the U.S.
An application for status as a permanent resident may be “family-based” or “employment-based”. Only information about
“employment-based” applications for permanent residency based on full-time, “permanent” offers of employment with UTMB
will be discussed on this web page.
Pre-Arrival Data Sheet - Must be completed by all foreign nationals
seeking visas status for UTMB and provided to prospective UTMB supervisor who will forward it to the Office of International Affairs
with the visa request.
UTMB Policy on Permanent Residency
UTMB Policy on Permanent Residency for Nurses
Immigrant Petitions (I-140)
Summary of Employment-Based Categories
Requirements for Employment-Based Immigrant Petition (Form I-140)
Adjustment of Status
The final stage of the permanent residency application process is to complete and file Form I-485, application for adjustment of
status, and required attachments. It is the process by which the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services determines determines your
personal eligibility for permanent residency. Because it is a complex process involving many supporting documents, and any error or
omission can result in serious delays or consequences, we strongly recommend that you hire a private attorney specializing in
immigration and nationality law to prepare this application for you. This process does not involve UTMB as your employer, and the
International Affairs Office cannot prepare this application for you. However, you may wish to review these Tips on Adjustment
of Status before getting started.
For general information about both “family-based” and “employment-based” permanent residency visit the links provided
in this page:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Web Page
Law Offices of Maggio & Kattar, Immigration Attorneys
Law Offices of Carl Shusterman, Immigration Attorneys