Hiring and Visas

Hiring and Visas

Hiring and Visas

Questions? Contact the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity (exportcontrol@uccs.edu) for assistance with export control questions related to Hiring and Visas.

Hiring & Visas

UCCS relies on the Office of International Education (OIE) in Boulder to process the I-129 requests; with this in mind, OIE is the place to start once your department has decided on hiring an international employee using a specific visa type (H1b, O1, TN, E3). Most of the hires at UCCS in the past have used the H1b visa type.

General H1b information-http://www.colorado.edu/isss/hiring

General process:

  • The hiring department decides to hire a foreign national who needs a visa
  • The hiring department decides what visa type that should be used for the foreign national
  • If H1B or others listed above, the hiring department should contact ISSS office in Boulder (isssdirector@colorado.edu) before filling out any of the forms on the OIE website
    • ISSS will provide you the correct forms to use, and direct you to Mike Sanderson in the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity (OSPRI) at UCCS to process the export control certification required by Homeland Security
      • The export control certification process my take 1-2 weeks
      • OSPRI will return the form to the hiring department
      • It is best to start with the ISSS office in Boulder before requesting the Export Control certification from OSPRI
  • OSPRI will return the form to the hiring department o It is best to start with Tina before requesting the Export Control certification from OSP
  • The hiring department collects and sends all of the required information to ISSS in Boulder. Once they have the information they will start the process of filing paperwork with the Dept. of Labor (DOL), and when that is complete they will start the process of filing paperwork with Homeland Security
  •   Note- processing times on the petition is normally 2-4 months (currently 4 plus) The hiring department may want to pay additional fees to expedite the process (contact ISSS in Boulder for more information)
  • Once the ISSS in Boulder receives the approval they will contact the hiring department and the foreign hire
  • The hiring department may want to contact Human Resources (HR) to learn about any HR processes

 

UCCS I-129 H1B Form

UCCS I-129 H1B Form Word

UCCS I-129 H1B Electronic Signature PDF

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Hiring & Visas FAQ

What do I need to do?
How much additional time will this require?
Can the department submit the required documentation for H1B filing to ISSS first, before getting the license determination form OSPRI?
Why is this required?
What happens if it is determined that a license is required?
Is this required for those who do not work with controlled technologies?
Does this apply to student visas?