H-1B

H-1B Specialty Worker

H-1B Overview

The H-1B visa classification is for non-immigrant employees in a “specialty occupation,” where the position requires a specific degree and the employee has the specific degree (minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a specific field).  The H-1B also has minimum wage requirements that must be met by the employing department and requires the filing of a Labor Condition Application (LCA) with the Department of Labor (DOL) prior to filing an H-1B petition with the USCIS (immigration service).  Departments at UC Davis would usually sponsor an H-1B status for employees

Inviting Scholars

International Scholar Invitation Overview J-1 Exchange Visitor

J-1 status is used for professors, research scholars, short-term scholars and specialists for temporary participation in approved programs of teaching, research, observation and consultation. The two most common types of J-1 visitors to UCD are research scholars and professors. Postdocs, lecturers, visiting scientists and visiting researchers are all eligible to apply for a J-1 visa.

New H-1B Scholars

Services for H-1B Scholars Orientation

We encourage new H-1B scholars to meet with an H-1B advisor at SISS for orientations.  These meetings last about 30 minutes and cover issues such as legal requirements for maintaining your H-1B status, obtaining a driver’s license, obtaining a social security number, travel while in H status, and many other issues.  We will also give an orientation to the Davis or Sacramento area if H-1B employees are new to this area. 

Scholar Visa Types

International Scholar Visa Overview  J-1 Exchange Visitor

J-1 status is used for professors, research scholars, short-term scholars and specialists for temporary participation in approved programs of teaching, research, observation and consultation. The two most common types of J-1 visitors to UC Davis are research scholars and professors. Postdocs, lecturers, visiting scientists and visiting researchers are all eligible to apply for a J-1 visa.

Department Forms

Overview

The following forms and handouts may be used by departments seeking to bring over or hire international scholars. All other use of the below forms will be discarded by SISS. If you have questions regarding the use of request forms, please contact the appropriate advisor.

Scholar Forms

Overview

The following forms may be used by current or newly invited international scholars of the University of California, Davis. All other use of the forms below will be discarded by SISS. If you have any questions regarding the use of request forms, please contact SISS (530-752-0864 or siss@ucdavis.edu).