Requesting H-1B Sponsorship

To request H-1B sponsorship from the OIS, there are two packets: The portion completed by the employing department and the portion completed by the prospective H-1B employee. Please send the employee portion to the individual and once completed, bring both portions together to the OIS as one package. Once we have received a request, we will begin the first of three steps in the H-1B process:

  1. Request a Prevailing Wage Determination (PWD) from the Department of Labor.
  2. Upon receipt of a PWD, the OIS will draft a Labor Condition Application (LCA) for posting. The OIS will e-mail the employing department contact with the LCA and instructions to reply via e-mail with the posting start date, end date, and two locations of the postings.
  3. Upon receipt of a certified LCA from the Department of Labor, the OIS will prepare and file an H-1B petition with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.

Please see the Department of Labor and USCIS pages for more information on these processes.