Starting a Request

Timing a work visa request:

FSVS strongly recommends that hiring departments make every effort to submit a request to us a full 6 months in advance of the need.  Incorporating enough lead time can prove crucial to minimizing anxious moments for the department, the individual, and their family members.

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Initiating a work visa request:

In the summer of 2017, FSVS implemented a new online case system, Tracker 8.  As of October 1, 2017, we no longer accept paper-based requests.  To access Tracker 8, Department Administrators are encouraged to review the Video Walkthrough – Initiating a case  below.  For further assistance please email us:

The Department Administrator begins the request process by filling out and sending a Service Request to their designated Visa Specialist:

FSVS Service Request


Video Walkthrough – Initiating a case