Information for Attorneys
OIA's role in Lawful Permanent Residence (LPR) applications is limited to the following:
- Liaise with hiring department to enter positions into the Illinois Job Link site;
- Responding to the Department of Labor survey in which 4 points are confirmed and which allows the Labor Certification Application to move forward.
- Advising members of the University community on general matters involving LPR or other statuses relevant to employment,
- Collecting statistical data regarding LPR applications in the institution, and
- 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:
Office of International Affairs
The University of Chicago
1427 East 60th Street, Suite 251
Chicago, IL 60637
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.