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.

May 20, 2014 Announcement from Provost and Executive Vice President Dorr.pdf

May 12, 2014 USCIS Designation Letter.pdf