To determine if an H-1B transfer is possible, OIS will first need confirmation that there will be no gaps in employment between the candidate's current job and starting employment at OSU and copies of all H-1B approval notices (a.k.a. form I-797) to confirm that the candidate has not used all of his/her 6 years of H-1B eligibility.
Instructions & Timeline
Travel and Premium Processing
While a receipt notice from USCIS represents the work authorizationneeded for this prospective H-1B employee, an approval notice is required for travel outside the US. The employee will need to apply for an H-1B visa stamp before being re-admitted into the US after international travel. Paying for USCIS premium processing of an H-1B petition may be useful if the prospective employee needs to travel outside the US while the transfer petition is pending (cost = $1,225 payable to the Department of Homeland Security), which shortens the entire processing time to approximately 2 months. Any travel plans should be discussed with an OIS advisor before the H-1B beneficiary leaves the country.