Many scholars are interested in applying for permanent residence while at Washington University in St. Louis. Pursuit of an application for permanent residence is based on the business need for the employee to obtain permanent residence. The university makes a commitment to pursue permanent residence for tenured and tenure-track faculty positions so that we may continue to employ those faculty members. For research and other positions, departments make the decision about whether the need for the employee’s services necessitates an application for permanent residence. The Office for International Students and Scholars coordinates the filing of applications for university-sponsored permanent residence.