An employer can sponsor an international for several different types of H-1B petitions:
- Initial sponsorship: The employee is outside the U.S., and will apply for the H-1B visa at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy once the employer's petition is approved
- Change of Immigration Status: The employee is currently inside the U.S. in a different visa status, and must apply for a change of immigration status in order to begin, or continue, employment at UGA.
- Extension of Status: The employee already works at UGA in H-1B status, and requires an extension of stay application in order to continue to work at UGA.
- Portability application: The employee already holds H-1B status in the U.S. for a different employer, and must transfer that H-1B status to UGA in order to begin to work here.
- Amendment application: The employee already holds H-1B status at UGA, but will be changing jobs and must file an amended H-1B petition prior to accepting these changes in employment.
To begin an H-1B Sponsorship, please click here.
Premium Processing of H-1B Petitions:
Premium processing for H-1B cases has been temporarily suspended by USCIS.