Offer of Employment Letters for Foreign Nationals

Specific information related to the employment of foreign nationals of employment-based immigration statuses must appear in their respective offer of employment letters. The following paragraphs must be included in offer letters issued to these foreign nationals.

This offer and your active employment status are contingent upon your eligibility to work under the provisions of all applicable immigration laws and regulations including the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended, and your providing the necessary documents to establish identity and employment eligibility to satisfactorily complete U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Form I-9. As a foreign national holding an employer sponsored immigration status, the University of Florida, as your employer, is provided authority by immigration laws to request employment authorization on your behalf. The University, however, cannot guarantee that employment authorization or visas will be granted and assumes no responsibility if any request is denied, delayed or conditioned. All such determinations rest with USCIS and the DOS, respectively, and are beyond the scope of the University’s authority. All employees bear a continuing responsibility throughout their employment to maintain their eligibility to work in the U.S. and at the University in the position to which they are assigned. The University cannot pay a wage to any person not lawfully authorized to work regardless of the cause. Failure to timely receive or maintain authorization to be employed in the U.S. at the University in the relevant position shall automatically terminate your employment status at the University.

This offer of employment is conditioned upon the University being able to obtain employment authorization for you based on the terms and conditions set forth in this offer.  Should the University not be able to secure approval of your employment authorization on the terms and conditions set forth on this offer, this offer will be considered null and void.

Although this appointment is based on departmental programmatic needs, fiscal considerations and satisfactory performance, there is reasonable expectation that your employment will continue on a year-to-year basis. Therefore, H-1B status sponsorship is being requested for a period of ___ years, mm/dd/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy.