ISSS may take up to 45 Business days to complete the processing of this petition; Therefore, the hiring department should submit a complete application to ISSS no later than 3 months prior to the requested H-1B start date.

    H-1B Specialty Occupation Workers

    • Position must meet the definition of a "Specialty Occupation"
    • H-1B applicant must meet the minimum qualifications for the position [experience, degree, license/certificate, special requirements] before we can submit the petition to USCIS
    • Temple University does not offer H-1B sponsorship for Part-Time Faculty Positions
    • Missing Information will cause delays in the processing of the H-1B petition
    • Submission of a petition to USCIS does not guarantee approval of the petition
    • Department must notify ISSS at least 30 days in advance of  any changes in H-1B applicant's employment so ISSS can determine if notification to the proper government agency is required.