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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.
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.
Departments and employees often use outside counsel to prepare and file employment-based petitions.
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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