H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to get my H-1B petition approved?
Why does it take so long to process an H-1B petition?
What if my H-1B petition can’t be submitted to USCIS before I want to start working in H-1B status?
How much does an H-1B petition cost at UA?
Who pays for the H-1B fees?
Can an attorney be hired?
Are H-1B Extension Petitions faster to process?
My department wants to promote me (e.g. from post-doc to research associate). Is there anything I need to do?
I am changing my employment to UA using H-1B portability, when can I start working?
Can I travel outside the U.S. after my H-1B paperwork is received by OIA?
Will the University of Akron agree to sponsor an applicant for permanent residency (i.e. GreenCard)? Maybe, UA will only sponsor and employee pursuant to BOT Rule 3359-11-23, based on reasonable expectations of continued employment.
What documents will I need to provide to EIS to begin the process?
You will need to provide several documents to EIS to begin the process, including evidence of lawful status, copies of passport, degree certificates, etc. A complete list of required documents can be found at: Required FN Documents.
Will The University of Akron sponsor my spouse and dependents?
No, UA will only sponsor your employee petition. You will need to consult with an outside attorney regarding sponsorship of any dependents.
What documents will my department need to submit to begin the process?
Your department will need to provide several documents including the department H-1B request form, offer letters, and Departmental Agreement. A complete list of required documents can be found at: Required Depatmental Documents,