UBIS is the only administrative unit at the University at Buffalo authorized to represent UB, the Research Foundation and UB Foundation in employment-based immigration matters. In addition to filing before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of Labor, UBIS oversees UB's Exchange Visitor Program. UBIS is, therefore, the central clearinghouse for all H-1B, J-1 and permanent residency filings sponsored by UB, RF and UBF. UBIS's responsibilities extend from initial visa and change of status petitions to assisting departments and scholars maintain status as well as preparing permanent residency filings. Thus, UBIS provides immigration services through all stages of an individual's stay at UB.