International Faculty and Staff Services/ IFSS / Office of Human Resources



(608) 265-2257 -- IFSS Office
(608) 263-5689 -- Jennifer Taylor, Director
(608) 262-1742 -- Katie Tollefson, Assistant Director
(608) 265-5114 -- Kim Maday, J-1 Coordinator
(608) 262-3259 -- Melissa Jesse, J-1 Coordinator

Fax (608) 265-6547

Hours Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

21 N Park St, Suite 5101
Madison, WI 53715

The IFSS assists international faculty and staff employed by UW-Madison with immigration, non-immigrant visas (H-1B, TN, 0-1, J-1), and permanent resident applications. It also assists UW-Madison departments in submitting forms to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the Department of Labor (DOL). Additional advising is available on immigration related matters, such as traveling outside the U.S., inviting family members to Madison, etc.

Specifically, IFSS:
1. Advises University departments and processes immigration-related documents for employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant statuses
2. Offers regular workshops on processing permanent resident petitions and the proper procedures for completing the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form
3. Administers the University's J Scholar Exchange Visitor Program, which includes issuing J Scholar documents, advising departments and visiting scholars, and providing bi-weekly J Scholar orientation sessions. 

Who to call with specific questions:
Jennifer Taylor- Director. Area of Specialization: all non-student immigration matters, I-9s and E-verify 
Katie Tollefson- Assistant Director. Area of Specialization: H-1B Visas
Kim Maday- J-1 Coordinator. Area of Specialization: J Scholars
Melissa Jesse- J-1 Coordinator. Area of Specialization: J Scholars 

Keywords:INTERNATIONAL FACULTY STAFF IFSS IMMIGRATION VISA Permanent residence green card I-9 employment eligibility   Doc ID:10346
Owner:Geoff M.Group:Campus and Visitor Relations
Created:2009-06-07 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-09-02 09:10 CDT
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