International Employees

Please find on the left-hand navigational panel information relevant to international employees for both the prospective employee and the department looking to onboard a potential international employee. Please note that UMass Lowell has specific policies and practices related to international employment and UMass Lowell work visa sponsorship. Should you be a prospective employee who is not a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and will otherwise require UMass Lowell visa sponsorship to work at the University, or have any questions related to international employment, please contact Patrick Trouve, HR Immigration & Compliance Specialist by email:

Travel Information

Contact Patrick Trouve, HR Immigration & Compliance Specialist ( three weeks before any planned travel outside of the US. This will ensure that you are provided with the proper travel and re-entry documents. The sites below are intended to help keep you informed for any upcoming travel.

F-1 employees should contact the International Office who issued you the Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 for all of your travel and immigration related advice. If a UMass Lowell-sponsored F-1 employee, please contact

Attention Current International Employees: It is your legal requirement to maintain legal status at all times. Feel free to Patrick Trouve, HR Immigration & Compliance Specialist by email at with any questions on the above, or within 2-3 weeks before any travel outside of the U.S., and before any significant change to your employment terms.

Examples of reportable changes include:

  • change in job title,
  • job duties,
  • in supervisor,
  • in department,
  • job location,
  • number of hours worked, etc.

Also update your U.S. address online, with USCIS within 10 days of each change as well as UML HR Direct website to keep your HR Direct emergency contact information current at all times.