H-1B status is appropriate for most international researchers, faculty, and staff who will work in temporarily in a position that requires the minimum of a bachelor’s degree and who will perform work in a specialized skill area. H-1B status allows for immigrant intent and is suitable for tenure track and non tenure track positions. The total duration for H-1B status is 6 years, filed in a maximum of 3 year increments.
The Illinois Tech host department collects information from the prospective H-1B employee, and submit the request forms and supporting documents to the International Center. The petition is filed with the USCIS for processing and adjudication with intermediate processing through the U.S. Department of Labor.