Policies and Procedures (H-1B)

H-1B is an “employment-based” status which allows foreign nationals to come to the U.S, specifically for the purpose of working and being paid in a position that is considered to be a “specialty occupation” (requiring a bachelors degree or higher degree in the field of interest).

Prior to hiring an individual who will be in H-1B status, it is the employer’s (Emory’s) responsibility to file a petition to USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service) who will ultimately decide if the proposed employment is approved or denied. Detailed documentation is presented about the employer, the position, the salary, the employee, and the employee’s work history. Primarily, the department will determine if the H-1B is the appropriate visa to request on behalf of the scholar. All the information will be reviewed by ISSS to determine eligibility for the H-1B employment:

Steps for Obtaining H-1B Employment at Emory