Sample Letter Verifying Employment &
Offer of Permanent Employment
For Research Foundation Positions
Please use this sample as a guide. Do not fill in the blanks.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
Nebraska Service Center
850 S Street, P.O. Box 87140
Lincoln, Nebraska 68501-7140
Verification of Employment and Offer of Permanent Employment
Research Foundation of the State University of New York at Buffalo
Dear Sir or Madam:
This letter is written to confirm that [name of individual] is currently employed as a [postdoctoral
research associate, research scientist] in the Department of ____________________ at the
State University of New York at Buffalo at an annual salary of $ ___________ paid through the
Research Foundation. [Name of individual’s] salary is paid through a research grant funded by
________. This grant [insert the appropriate language from the selection below] and is
expected to continue beyond the expiration of the current grant.
- has been continually funded for ____ years
- is a high priority for funding (explain why)
- is a new field of research that is receiving considerable attention from funding agencies
- has been identified as having strategic importance nationally (explain why)
- is in an field that addresses a critical societal need (explain why)
The offer of employment to [name of individual] is of indefinite duration and one in which there is
a good expectation of continuing employment.
If [name of individual] is granted permanent residence, it is my intention to continue to employ
him/her in this capacity.
Should you have any questions or need further information, please contact me.
Note: Some USCIS examiners will not accept letters verifying an offer of permanent
employment from department chairs. Therefore, we recommend that the letter be co-
signed by a Dean.