After reviewing the information and FAQs on our website, you can always reach IFSIS staff at and via two drop-in "Office Hours" sessions on Zoom each week.

  • Every Tuesday from 3-5 PM, IFSIS staff are on Zoom to discuss permanent residence sponsorship/administrator questions.
  • Every Friday from 1-3 PM, IFSIS staff are on Zoom to discuss H-1B and other non-permanent residence matters.

Links to both Zoom Office Hours sessions are available in the weekly e-newsletter IFSIS sends to all international employees and administrators every Monday morning. If you do not receive the e-newsletter, please email to be added to the distribution list.

If you need to book an appointment to complete Section 2 of Form I-9 with UAB, please book an appointment with UAB's International Payment Compliance Specialist.

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Catherine Crowe spent five years in private practice in the fields of employment and employment-based immigration law prior to joining UAB. She served as Director of ISSS/RO/DSO from 2016-2022 before becoming Executive Director of IFSIS and is a former NAFSA Region VII KCISSS Liaison. Catherine is a member of both the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the International Medical Graduate Taskforce and has served as Chair of the NAFSA Healthcare Institution Interest Group since September 2021. She is a graduate of NAFSA Academy 14. Catherine earned her Bachelor's in History from Harvard, her Master's in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics, and her JD from the University of Alabama.