Other Immigration Services

Family-Based Immigration Petitions

The University may be able to assist you with family-based immigration petitions if you are married to a United States citizen or permanent resident or if your spouse is applying for an employment-based immigrant visa and you are eligible for a dependent visa.

If you have questions regarding family-based immigration petitions, please contact Frank Martinez.

Consular Processing

You can obtain permanent resident status one of two ways—by adjusting your status in the United States or through Consular Processing. If you have an approved immigrant petition and an immigrant visa number is available, you may apply for an immigrant visa at a U.S. Department of State consulate abroad and be admitted into the United States as a permanent resident. This process is called Consular Processing.

If you have any questions regarding Consular Processing, please contact Frank Martinez.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

In 2012 President Obama implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which granted lawful presence and employment authorization to individuals who meet specific guidelines. On September 5, 2017, the Attorney General announced that DACA would end and be phased out.

For specific details regarding DACA, please see DACA@IU.