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International Scholar Services

Welcome, स्वागत, సుస్వాగతము, Welkem, 欢迎, 歡迎, bem-vindo and Hoş Geldiniz!

The Medical College of Wisconsin's (MCW) International Scholar Services provides specialized immigration services to assist in the process of the hiring of extraordinary international faculty, scholars and staff employees at MCW.

Our Mission
The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) International Scholar Services office provides comprehensive guidance and support to incoming and currently employed international scholars, as well as MCW department leaders and hiring managers, regarding a variety of immigration issues, while also ensuring that all employees requiring work authorization are eligible to work in the United States. The International Scholar Services office facilitates and promotes collaboration, an awareness of diverse cultures, and assists with the assimilation of international scholars into the MCW community. 

Questions? Contact the immigration consultant
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Important Questions

Currently working in the U.S.? Visit our Careers page. Otherwise, here are some common questions about the process.

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What work authorization types are available at MCW?

There are many work authorization types in which a foreign national can come to MCW to work or observe. The majority of MCW foreign nationals are hired in H1B or J1 visa status. The International Scholars office will work with you to determine the appropriate work authorization. 


How Do I Get Started?

Currently working in the U.S.? Visit our Careers page. A transfer of your work authorization status to MCW sponsorship (see FAQ) (PDF) may be required.

International student seeking F-1 status, please visit our Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences website for more information about attending school here at MCW.

Work Authorization Types and Requirements

J-1 Research Scholar

J-1 Research Scholar

  • Requires MCW Sponsorship
  • Dependents Can Work
  • Dependents Can Pursue School
J-1 Alien Physician

J-1 Alien Physician

  • Requires MCW Sponsorship
  • Dependents Can Work
  • Dependents Can Pursue School
H-1B,  F-1/OPT

H-1B,  F-1/OPT

  • Requires MCW Sponsorship
  • Requires MCW-Retained Attorney
  • Dependents Can Pursue School
EAD Pending Permanent Residency

EAD Pending Permanent Residency

  • Dependents Can Work
  • Dependents Can Pursue School
TN

TN

  • Requires MCW Sponsorship
  • Dependents Can Pursue School
O-1

O-1

  • Requires MCW Sponsorship
  • Requires MCW-Retained Attorney
  • Dependents Can Pursue School
Permanent Resident

Permanent Resident

  • Dependents Can Work
  • Dependents Can Pursue School

Before You Travel/Arrive in the U.S.

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Preparation/Planning to Travel to the U.S.

If you are coming from outside the U.S. and need to apply for an entry visa to enter the U.S., please ensure that if you will be working at MCW, your department has submitted the necessary paperwork to the Immigration Consultant to initiate the processing of your case. You will not be able to apply for an entry visa for work authorization without proper documentation. If you will be applying for a visitor visa for observation, you can do that independently and should not need any documentation from MCW, other than a letter of invitation from the MCW department you will be visiting.

Applying For An Entry Visa:

 

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Housing and Apartment Rental Resources

  • This site includes rental properties that are available in the Milwaukee area. You can search by zip code, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, proximity to MCW, etc. (MCW’s zip code is 53226)
  • This is a corporate housing company that has properties in the Milwaukee area that can be rented temporarily for a daily fee. The apartments are fully furnished (including furniture, cookware, dishes, utensils, etc.), and the daily fee includes all utilities (cable, electric, phone, etc.). BridgeStreet takes care of setting up the utilities. Rates are $75-$85 per day. For more information, contact Kathy Stetler at kathy.stetler@bridgestreet.com or (262) 784-0100.

Once You Are Here in the U.S.

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Applying for a Social Security Number

You can only apply for a social security number if you are authorized to work in the U.S. Please note: If you already have a social security number, you are not required to apply again. For those who do not already have a social security number and who are authorized to work in the U.S., you should wait at least 10 days after your arrival in the U.S. before going to the Social Security Office to apply. This is because it takes around 10 days for your arrival information to transfer from Customs to the Social Security Administration database.

 

 

Change of Address Requirement with USCIS

All non-U.S. citizens are required to report a change of address to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) within 10 days of the change. This requirement applies to all non-U.S. citizens who intend to stay in the United States for more than 30 days. This does not apply to individuals in F, M or J status. Form AR-11 may be completed and submitted electronically at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Change of Address site.

Applying for a Drivers License or State ID Card:

Contact Human Resources

Let us help you find answers to your questions.

Employment Office

Medical College of Wisconsin
10000 Innovation Dr., Suite 140
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

 

Inquiries

(414) 955-8245

 

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

*Additional hours available by appointment.

Employment Verification

Staff, Faculty & Fellowship Verifications

(414) 955-0108 (fax)

 

All verifications requiring payroll/salary information
(414) 955-0103 (fax)

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