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FSIS website under construction
Starting September 20, 2013, we'll be making changes to the format of our website. We ask for your patience as this may be a lengthy process. Contact Signe at if you have problems with website functionality or navigation.

New I-94 procedure
From April 30, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin implementing a paperless I-94 procedure at U.S. air and sea ports of entry.

FSIS's holiday schedule
FSIS will close from December 25 and will reopen on January 2.

EB immigrant visa availability
U.S. Department of State's monthly Visa Bulletin


Welcome to FSIS!

We provide immigration assistance to University of Hawaii (UH) departments and international scholars and employees across the UH System.
As a UH office, we are unable to provide immigration advising to individuals who are affiliated with outside organizations, such as the East-West Center, RCUH, and non-UH institutions.

Immigration laws change frequently. It is important that UH departments ensure all immigration requirements are met before finalizing plans to recruit or offer employment or payment to a foreign national. Immigration requirements need to be considered in these types of situations:

  • Offering permanent or temporary employment to a foreign national
  • Hosting a visiting international scholar, either paid or unpaid
  • Sponsoring an international guest lecturer or artist
  • Inviting an international symposium or conference participant
  • Inviting an international colleague to UH for short-term collaboration

The Administrative/Personnel Officer (AO/PO) in most UH units is FSIS’s main point of contact. UH departments requiring assistance with immigration matters should first consult with their AO/PO on the proper procedures. See APM 9.610 for the UH administrative procedures for recruitment, selection, and appointment of foreign nationals.