H-1B status is used at the University of Denver to temporarily employ non-immigrants in faculty, staff, and post-doctoral positions. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) limits the H-1B visa to use in "specialty occupations" that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge.
Please refer to the H-1B Temporary Workers Handbook for more information.
- Purpose: Temporary professional employment
- Intent: Return home or may become a permanent resident.
- Application: Petition filed by DU with DOL and USCIS. May change status in the U.S. or apply for visa at U.S. embassy abroad.
- Duration: Up to 6 years for all H-1B employment, given in 3 year increments.
How to Request H-1B Sponsorship for an Employee
To receive the most accurate advice and avoid unexpected delays, departments should start a new sponsorship request as early as possible.
After a sponsorship request for a scholar or employee has been started, ISSS will first confirm the visa type required. Further instructions and the documents needed for processing are available after this stage.
- Navigate to the ISSS Portal at isss.du.edu
- Select ‘Department Access to Visiting Scholars’
- Click Login for Department Admins'
- Follow the instructions for submitting a sponsorship request
If you need access to the ISSS Portal or have questions about this process, contact ISSS at firstname.lastname@example.org.