Services for International Employees & Scholars


Employing units can request an extension of employment for a current H-1B employee if the employee has not used the full six years of eligible H-1B status. In limited circumstances some employees may be eligible to obtain an extension beyond six years. Please contact Keeli Nelson,, for information regarding exceptions.

The cost to file an H-1B extension is $460, filing fee for Form I-129. Essentially the entire H-1B petition process is repeated. Another prevailing wage determination and certified LCA are needed. IP shall submit Form I-129 with a request to extend H-1B stay, certified LCA, departmental support letter, and the beneficiary's supporting documentation to UCSIS California Service Center for adjudication.

When the H-1B Approval Notice (Form I-797A) is received, IP will notify the hiring department and employee.

For payroll purposes, if the employer has timely filed an H-1B petition with a request for extension of stay, the employee may continue employment at KU for a period not to exceed 240 days beyond the expiration of the prior period of authorized stay. Work authorization must be re-verified. The department personnel representative or the international employee will need to complete a new Form I-9 and submit supporting documents to the International Payroll Office. Visit Non-U.S. Citizen Employment for more information.

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Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times