Non-immigrant visas establish work eligibility, and must be obtained prior to coming to the United States (U.S.). City of Hope offers assistance and sponsorship with the following visa types:
J-1 Exchange Visitor's Visa
The J-1 visa is the most common type of visa sponsored for non-immigrants interested in coming to City of Hope to study or receive training, teach, research, consult or provide special skills. J-1 Exchange Visitor Program participants are permitted to work only at City of Hope.
F-1 Visa for StudentsF-1 visas are offered to non-immigrants wishing to pursue academic studies at the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences of City of Hope.
TN-1 Visa for Mexican/Canadian Citizens
Certain professionals from Canada and Mexico are admissible to the U.S., on a temporary basis, under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the TN-1 visa status category.
The H1-B visa allows non-immigrants working in "specialty occupations" to be employed temporarily by City Hope. The foreign national must possess at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent, and meet the definition of practicing in a specialty occupation.
E-3 Australian VisaThe E-3 visa at City of Hope is for Australian nationals working in "specialty occupations." Although renewable in two-year increments, the E-3 visa holder is for those who intend to return to Australia when the job at City of Hope has ended.
O-1 status at City of Hope is available to foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business or athletics.