Hiring International Scholars Using the H1-B Visa, Part 1

Part of the International Scholar Services certificate series »

Course Description

This course is intended for staff who work in academic departments or research units that hire international faculty and researchers and would like to know more about the process of filing for an H-1B visa. Participants will learn about U.S. immigration regulations and campus policy that govern hiring scholars using the H-1B visa status, and how they can work with the staff at Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) to facilitate the international hire. Topics covered include determining if an H-1B is the right visa category, the department's role in obtaining a new H-1B visa or extending an employee's H-1B visa or status, and how to help international scholars in this process. By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Know when to use an H-1B visa and the requirements for this type of visa
  • Understand the process necessary to work with SISS to apply for an initial or extension H-1B, including hands-on practice completing SISS forms used in the process to file an H-1B petition
  • Gain basic information on O, TN, E-3 and H-1B1 visas that can be used in some cases as an alternative to the H-1B

Date | Time | Location

November 16, 2017
8:30-12:00
Hamilton Classroom, Heitman Staff Learning Center

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