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Sponsoring International Faculty, Staff, and Scholars

When bringing foreign nationals to campus, it is strongly recommended for Tulane Departments to contact OISS as early in the process as possible. 

For Sponsoring Departments: For issues concerning H-1B and staff please contact Nancy Lauland at


J-1 Research, Short-Term Scholars and Professors: For assistance with J-1 questions, please contact Nancy Lauland at, or 865-5208.

To assure there will be no delay in the start of the program, please submit the request and supporting documents to OISS at least six (6) weeks prior to the desired program start date. Please note that immigration regulations are subject to change and can vary depending on your particular case or situation. Always consult an OISS advisor for the most accurate information. OISS is here to help you and your visitors navigate the immigration process.