FSVS provides work-related immigration services for USC hiring departments across the University.

USC has a long history of attracting outstanding talent in diverse fields from around the globe.  Faculty/Staff Visa Services (FSVS) supports that mission by providing advanced, specialized expertise in immigration for higher education needs. We act as advocates for our institution and our people, liaising with our professional field and government agencies to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

The FSVS team is composed of immigration professionals who represent over 40 years of experience focused on the specialized immigration needs of higher education institutions.

Please note:  The information on this site pertains only to international employment at USC and is not intended, nor should it be used as, immigration legal advice. Furthermore, the University has no control over external sites to which links are found on this site. In the event that information provided at those sites conflicts with University policy, USC rules and regulations will be determinative.


New Premium Processing Fee Implemented for USCIS Filings
  Premium Processing Fee to Increase on 02/26/24   Effective 02/26/2024, all Form I-129 nonimmigrant worker petitions and I-140 Immigrant Petitions filed with the USCIS Premium Processing service will require a filing fee of $2,805. …
Domestic Visa Pilot Program Launch and I-94 Errors
Welcome back, faculty and staff! We hope you have a fulfilling and healthy year. DOS Pilot Program to Allow for Limited H-1B Visa Renewals from Within the US   Beginning January 29, 2024, a limited …
FSVS Winter Closure, Travel Guidance, Initiating 2024 Hires
Winter Travel – Schedule your Visa Appointments ASAP  If you are planning to travel internationally and do not have a visa stamp in your passport that is valid beyond your anticipated return date to the …
Drivers License Renewal & Fall Visa Stamping
October 10, 2022Book Visa Appointments Now – Don’t Wait If you are planning to travel over the winter break, you should book your appointments now. Appointments for visa stamping at the US Consulates, while improving, remain …

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Are you a student or J-1 scholar?

FSVS is not a resource for F-1 international student matters or J-1 scholars. Please visit the USC Office of International Services site which administers USC’s J-1 and F-1 visa programs.

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