This course will cover 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
Note: This course is intended for staff who work in academic departments or research units that hire international faculty and researchers.
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