Academic Personnel and Programs
University of California American Institution of Research Designation and Naturalization
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has designated the University of California, its ten campuses and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as an American Institution of Research. This designation allows employees who plan to seek U.S. citizenship (naturalization) to meet the USCIS "continuous residence" requirement even though they travel abroad for an extended period of time.