Foreign National Employment

Hiring a foreign national employee is different from hiring a U.S. citizen and permanent resident. The process may include obtaining employment authorization before the individual can work in the U.S. or in some instances, the foreign national may already have employment authorization that can be used for a position at the University of Florida.

Employment Authorization

For information and resources on employment authorizations for foreign nationals, visit the following UF websites:

Entering the Employment Appointment in myUFL

Once the employee has obtained the necessary authorization to work, entering the appointment in the myUFL system includes additional steps that need to be completed to prevent a delay in approval and subsequently a delay in payment to the new employee.

Below is an overview of a Foreign National employment appointment process along with specific steps and resources to help you navigate this process. Because this process is complex, be sure to check out the subject matter expert section at the end of this page if you need additional assistance.


Select the process that best fits the incoming foreign national and follow the steps accordingly. Be sure to click the (+) sign next to each step to review additional sub-steps and resources.

For Frequently Asked Questions on GatorStart, UF TempIDs, FNIS Shell, Bank Accounts, or Social Security Cards throughout this process, please review our Foreign National FAQs.

Subject Matter Experts

Questions? Contact the experts below to assist.

Employment Operations & Records

Payroll Services

UF International Center

Immigration Compliance Services