Global Engagement

H-1B Petitions

An H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant worker's visa for temporary employment requiring at least a Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in a specific specialty (or its equivalent) as a minimum for entry into the occupation in the United States.

To initiate an H-1B petition, the hiring department must complete Form IS-400 H1B Petition and submit the completed form along with the supporting documents listed on the form to International Services. We suggest that hiring units contact us as soon as the hiring decision is made. The processing time required for approval of an H-1B visa can vary considerably from one petition to another but is usually a minimum of 3 months for normal processing and 1 month for premium processing.

For more information or assistance, please contact IS at (864) 656-2505 or email to make an appointment.