Visa Sponsorship Policy for Scholars (Professors / Researchers)

Welcome! U.S. visa types cover the alphabet from A-Z.  Learn more about the most commonly used scholar visa types sponsored by Columbia.

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Whom Do We Sponsor?

We provide visa sponsorship for specific academic titles. Titles are determined by the academic unit in consultation with the Dean’s office or Provost’s office. These include:

Researchers / Professors

Obtaining Visa Sponsorship

Once your academic title and the terms of the invitation have been determined by your sponsoring academic department, the department will contact us to initiate visa sponsorship on your behalf. Please do not contact us directly.

Types of Scholar Visa Sponsorship

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

In certain situations, this may be possible. Read more about this at: