ISSS does not have the legal authority to provide assistance for individuals pursuing permanent residence. The information on this page is to provide general guidance. You should speak with a qualified immigration attorney with any questions you have regarding the permanent residence process.

ISSS recommends that, if possible, you maintain your H-1B status until you receive your “green card.” Consult an immigration attorney before using Advance Parole or an EAD. ISSS holds that you are no longer maintaining H-1B status if you use an EAD to work outside the parameters of your H-1B petition.

Applicants for Permanent Residence sponsored by Temple University must hire one of the following law firms to process the application:

Green and Spiegel

Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

For questions regarding Temple University Sponsorship of International Employees and Faculty, the individual's supervisor, not the employee, should contact Karen Ward (University Positions) in Human Resources at 215-204-3317 or TUHS Human Resources at 215-707-7194.

TU Sponsorship Policy Regarding Legal Permanent Residence

Learn about the US Permanent Residence (Green Card) Application Process.

General Information Regarding US Permanent Residence