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Office of International Affairs


The Office of International Affairs provides programs and services to enhance and facilitate the stay of international staff and students at UTMB. These programs are offered in support of institutional research, clinical, and educational endeavors. Professional services include, but are not limited to:

  • Immigration advising and visa processing
  • Orientation and education on matters relevant to the international population
  • Support of cross-cultural activities and experiences
  • Acting as liaison among university departments, government agencies, private organizations and the local community

The Office of International Affairs is the sole agent authorized to prepare and file employment-based visa petitions on behalf of UTMB, and all I-129 or I-140 petitions to be filed by UTMB must be approved by OIA's Senior Legal Officer before they may be filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Similarly, any Application for Permanent Employment Certification (ETA 9089), Labor Condition Application for Nonimmigrant Workers (ETA 9035), or Application for Prevailing Wage Determination (ETA 9141) on behalf of UTMB must be approved by OIA's Senior Legal Officer before submission to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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    Contact Us:
    (409) 747-8731
    4.254 Rebecca Sealy