As the office designated to handle visa and immigration matters for The University of Kansas, International Support Services works with KU employing departments to prepare H-1B petitions. Department liaisons should download the required intake forms from our website or contact Senior International Employee & Scholar Advisor Keeli Nelson,firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the H-1B process. The department liaison will need to gather the required documents to submit to ISS. ISS coordinates all documentation and conducts correspondence with the appropriate government agencies and files all relevant petitions with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If USCIS approves the H-1B employment, USCIS will send the H-1B approval notice (Form I-797) directly to ISS. ISS will provide Form I-797 and appropriate documents to the department and employee.
Hiring/Employing Department Documentation Needed:
- Department Application
- Statement of Actual Wage Form
- Copy of the position description (as approved by HR)
- Copy of the job offer letter
- Department Letter of Support (a draft will be provided to you for printing on department letterhead)
- Notice to U.S. Workers posted for 10 business days (this will be done electronically for you given the current remote work circumstances)
- Export Control Review: Go to the Global Operations & Security website at: https://gos.ku.edu/resources, and select “Other forms for requesting GOS assistance: Export Control Review Form for I-129 Deemed Export Attestation (for H-1B, H-1B1, L-1 or O-1A visa applicants only)”. Please complete this form and submit it to Global Operations & Security (email@example.com) to have an Export Control Review conducted. If you have any questions about this form or process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- H-1B Filing Fees & KUIA Service Fees
Employee Documentation Needed
ISS will work with the international employee directly to gather the necessary documentation for the H-1B petition. This typically includes documentation of degree(s), current and previous immigration documents, biographical information, and dependent family information.