To qualify for this category at Ball State, the position must require:
- at least a bachelor’s degree in a specialty as a minimal entry-level requirement
- be professional level
The employee must meet the minimum requirements at the time of application.
Staff positions that require any bachelor’s degree or no degree at all do not qualify.
H-1B status may be obtained in increments of up to three years for a maximum of six years with limited exceptions.
In order to apply for H-1B status, the hiring Ball State department must document:
- the wages to be paid
- the job responsibilities
- the qualifications of the employee
Additionally, the department is responsible for all business related expenses for filing this petition.
Ball State departments should allow at least four months for this process. Upon approval, a notice will be sent to the Rinker Center, which will in turn notify the department.
Employment is not legal until approval is received.
Normal costs are $325 application fee and $500 visa fraud fee.
The application process involves regulations by both USCIS and the Department of Labor.
The employee must be paid the prevailing wage or the actual wage, whichever is higher.
The hiring department must also pay for the cost of the return transportation if the H-1B employee is terminated for any reason before the H1-B period has ended.
The department and the H-1B visa holder must be aware that H-1B employment is allowed only for the specific Ball State department and specific job described in the application.
The H-1B visa holder is not allowed any other type of employment (including additional employment in another Ball State department, tutoring, translating, self-employment, etc.).
Any change in the approved employment may require that a new or amended application be filed with USCIS.
Prior to any change in job title, duties, responsibilities, etc., the department should contact International Student Services to determine if a new application must be filed.
Please contact Deb Goens for more information or to obtain a H1-B request form.