Employer Resources - International Students
Thank you for your interest in learning more about Fisher international students, who represent 25% of the Fisher student population and come from 73 countries around the globe. The consultants at the Office of Career Management work to help international students develop a targeted job search strategy and to help employers connect with these talented candidates.
For additional information including a profile of Fisher’s international students, best practices for hiring international candidates, work authorization information and myths about hiring international students, please review the Best Practices for Hiring International Candidates document below.
Resources for Employers
Definition of H1-B and Qualifications
The H-1B visa is a temporary work visa granted to foreign professionals employed in a specialty occupation. To qualify for the H-1B visa, a foreign professional must have the educational equivalent of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in the United States.
How To Apply for the H1-B Visa
Application for the H-1B visa is made by the employer through the Department of Labor and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The employer must file a labor condition application (LCA) with the Department of Labor attesting to several items, including payment of prevailing wages for the position, and the working conditions offered. For more information on how to apply, please visit: http://uscis.gov/graphics/index.htm and http://atlas.doleta.gov/foreign/h-1b.asp
Length of Time the H1-B Visa is Valid For
The H1-B visa is valid for three years but can be renewed one time, for a maximum time length of six years.
Length of H1-B Visa Process
The application process for the H1-B visa generally takes between 3-4 months. This process can be expedited for an additional cost of $1000.
Cost of the H1-B Visa:
The cost of the H1-B visa is approximately $1400.