H-1B Temporary Workers
H-1B temporary workers are professionals in specialty occupations who are allowed to work in the United States for a maximum period of six years. While in H-1B status, the employee cannot accept compensation from another employer unless a petition has been processed on his/her behalf by that employer.
The Center for International Education prepares H-1B petitions on behalf of the University when the University has hired a foreign worker into a position that qualifies for H-1B status/sponsorship. Attorneys cannot petition for H-1B status on behalf of CCSU faculty and staff. The maximum time period permitted in H-1B status for any employee is six (6) years.
There are two steps involved in applying for initial H-1B Status or an extension of H-1B, and step one has to be processed and approved by the U.S. Department of Labor before the Center for International Education (CIE) can proceed with step two.
- The initial step involves applying for Labor Condition Certification through the U.S. Department of Labor (process takes about ten business days)
- The second step entails applying for H-1B status through the Department of Homeland Security (process takes about 3 – 4 months)
No application will be processed without the “Deemed Export Control” form completed in its entirety.