H-1B Non-Immigrant Employment Visa

Clemson University is committed to developing a faculty and community of researchers that represents top talent. Toward that end, the University facilitates the process of requesting employment authorization for qualified faculty and researchers to work at Clemson University. In many cases, the H-1B non-immigrant employment visa is the best option for non-U.S. citizens.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) states the H-1B visa is appropriate for employment authorization in a "specialty occupation" that requires both a "theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, and attainment of a bachelor's or higher degree in the specific specialty (or its equivalent) as a minimum for entry into the occupation in the United States."

All requests for H-1B status at Clemson University must be initiated through the hiring department. If you are a hiring department interested in employing a non-U.S. citizen for H-1B employment authorization, or a current/new employee interested in obtaining an H-1B visa, International Services will guide you through the process. Our office is the only office allowed to file H-1B petitions for Clemson University. As such, we are here to provide knowledgeable advice and support to all campus departments and H-1B employees. For information on the H-1B process, please contact International Services.

Important H-1B Terms
Petitioner – Clemson University (hiring department)
Beneficiary – H-1B applicant
USCIS – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
DOL – U.S. Department of Labor
I-129, I-797, I-94, etc. – forms issued by the USCIS
OGE – Clemson University Office of Global Engagement
HR - Clemson University Human Resources