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You must have an offer of employment from a U.S. employer to receive H-1B status.
Departments looking to hire a H-1B employee need to abide by certain conditions and requirements.
The I-797 Approval Notice is the main document to prove that a USCIS petition has been approved.
ISSS works with department representatives to prepare employment-based visa petitions.
Department of Labor regulations require that employers pay expenses required for H-1B applications.
The total time for preparation and adjudication of the petition can range from 2–8+ months.
Departments and employees often use outside counsel to prepare and file employment-based petitions.
Learn more about consular notification, change of status, extension, and transfer.
Employing departments will be asked to prepare an H-1B Support Letter that includes this language.
Extensive documentation is required for H-1B petitions for medical resident/fellow cases.
ISSS sends the ISSS Scholar Update monthly to share important updates.
You are required to report your U.S. address within 10 days of moving.
Be aware of various rules and restrictions.
USCIS site visits are routine and should not be a cause for alarm.
ISSS must be notified when an H-1B employee is terminated or resigns from their job.
Requirements for traveling outside and within the U.S.
Your spouse and children under age 21 are normally eligible for H-4 dependent status.
ISSS is a unit of the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, the central international office for the University of Minnesota system.
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