Lawful Permanent Residence Cases

Information for Attorneys

OIA's role in Lawful Permanent Residence (LPR) applications is limited to the following:


  1. Liaise with hiring department to enter positions into the Illinois Job Link site;
  2. Responding to the Department of Labor survey in which 4 points are confirmed and which allows the Labor Certification Application to move forward.


  1. Advising members of the University community on general matters involving LPR or other statuses relevant to employment,
  2. Collecting statistical data regarding LPR applications in the institution, and
  3. Acting as repository of documentation, such as Public Access Files, for all cases in the University.

Attorneys filing Labor Certification applications for employees of the University should provide OIA with a form letter on letterhead or an e-mail message containing full contact information, stating that the law firm has been authorized by the University of Chicago to handle the LPR application of [name of beneficiary] in the department of [name of department] for the position of [job title].

This communication must reach our office before we receive the DOL e-mail message with the link to the survey, so that we can respond in a timely fashion. Letters can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to:

Nick Seamons
Office of International Affairs
The University of Chicago
1427 East 60th Street, Suite 251
Chicago, IL 60637
Fax: 773.702.3058

Documents such as forms G-28 and I-140 are signed by Nick Seamons on behalf of the University and can be sent to the address above.  Employment verification letters should be requested from the beneficiary's department; the Human Resources Administrator there has the most up-to-date information.

Contact us if you have questions.