Temporary Work Status for Non-Immigrants
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sproul Room International House
The H-1B is an employer-sponsored non-immigrant classification which allows persons who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. to work here for up to six years. A broad range of professional occupations qualify for H-1B status. Generally, professional-level occupations in engineering, biological, physical, and social sciences, mathematics, and business administration will qualify for H-1B. A bachelor's degree is always the minimum requirement for an occupation to qualify for H-1B status, but depending on the position, an advanced degree (Master's or PhD) may be necessary.