Arrival at UNH

Immediately after the Exchange Visitor arrives on campus, the department should:

  • Notify the International Faculty & Staff Advisor to make arrangements for group orientation. The visitor should be instructed to bring:
    • his/her passport and all immigration documents;
    • US addresses and phone numbers for residence and office;
    • proof of adequate health insurance.
  • It is the department's responsibility to assist the Exchange Visitor to complete all necessary HR-related forms including Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and Form W-4. Orientation materials provided by the OISS include detailed information about how to complete these forms and apply for a Social Security Number.
  • Arrange to transport the Exchange Visitor to the Federal Building in Portsmouth to apply for a Social Security Number.
  • Follow up with Human Resources to ensure that the Exchange Visitor obtains a UNH identification card.
  • Arrange for e-mail and telephone services for the Exchange Visitor.
  • Ensure that the Visitor's housing arrangements are complete and satisfactory.
  • Provide a welcome and introduction to the Department.

Please remember to keep the OISS informed of any change in the status of the Exchange Visitor including:

  • notification of early departure from the program;
  • anticipated date of departure from the US following program completion; and
  • the possible need for an extension of the program (at least 30 days prior to the expiration date on the current DS-2019).

Your cooperation and assistance in these matters are greatly appreciated and will enhance the University's Exchange Visitor Program. If you have any questions, please call 862-1281.