1) How do I initiate the request for an H-1B and/or Employment-Based Permanent Residence process?
The employee must seek approval from his/her supervisor. Hiring Departments must then initiate the case request with HR. HR will evaluate the case to determine the eligibility for the H-1B and or Permanent Residence process.
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Academic Units must obtain approvals from Dean and Chair
Administrative Divisions must obtain approvals from Department Heads
Once the Immigration Team has received the approvals further instruction and forms will be provided to initiate the case. Please forward approvals to Arizve Ochoa-Retana at firstname.lastname@example.org and Gabriela Montes at email@example.com
Please visit the H-1B specialty Occupation section for more information.
2) What documents should I carry when traveling?
When traveling outside the US we recommend to have the following documents:
Copy of H1-B petition filed with USCIS on your behalf
Valid unexpired passport
Valid unexpired visa
Verification of employment letter
3) How can I track the progress of my case with USCIS?
If you have a pending case with USCIS, you can enter your receipt number here to check on your case’s status.
4) How soon should I start working on extending my H-1B status?
It's recommended to start working on the request to extend the H-1B status at least 7-6 months prior to the current expiration date. Please contact Gabriela Montes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Arizve Ochoa-Retana at email@example.com
5) Where can I find my electronic I-94?
If you need to retrieve