Sample Memo Requesting ISSO Assistance in Filing a TN Extension
through the Vermont Service Center
Edit italicized items to indicate specific information for the candidate and your
department and print final on department letterhead
TO: International Scholars and Students Office
FROM: UCHSC Faculty Member or Department Chair
SUBJECT: H-1B Candidate Name
DATE: Today’s Date
We request your assistance in filing a petition to extend Dr. Joan Brown’s TN status.
Dr. Brown continues to serve as a Research Associate in the Department of
Biochemistry for the period of February 1, 200_ to January 31, 200_, at the annual
salary of $XX,XXX. Dr. Brown will work in the Jet-Cooled Molecule Laboratory in the
Department of Biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health
Sciences Center in Denver/Aurora, Colorado.
Dr. Brown will be engaged in scientific research in collaboration with me. Specifically,
she will be responsible for establishing and exploiting a new high-resolution absorption
experiment for jet-cooled molecules. Dr. Brown will [not supervise other employees] [will
supervise two individuals who are employed as (insert titles)]. The minimum
qualifications for this position are a ___ degree in biochemistry or a related field and
three years of experience with jet-cooled molecule techniques. Dr. Brown has a ___
degree in biochemistry and X years of experience with jet-cooled molecules.
We look forward to hiring Dr. Brown as a Research Associate and appreciate your
assistance in obtaining the approval of an extension of her TN status.
Chair, Department of _______________