Initial H-1B Petition 

If Applicant is OUTSIDE the US, our office will mail the Original Approval Notice along with a copy of the H-1B petition to the applicant abroad. Applicant then must apply for H-1B visa stamp at US Embassy unless visa-exempt. Applicant may not enter the US more than 10 days prior to the start date listed on the Approval Notice. 

Estimated Processing Time From Day ISSS Receives a Complete H-1B Application Until H-1B Can Begin Working: Filed With Premium Processing: Without Premium Processing: 

6—10 Weeks

8.5 - 10.5 Months

If Applicant is INSIDE the USthe applicant cannot begin working until the start date listed on the H-1B Petition and our office has received the ORIGINAL Approval Notice

Estimated Processing Time From Day ISSS Receives a Complete H-1B Application Until H-1B Can Begin WorkingFiled With Premium Processing: Without Premium Processing:  4—8  Weeks6.5 - 8.5 Months

Extension H-1B Petition 
Please note that after our office files an Extension H-1B Petition, the employee may work for 240 days beyond the expiration date on the current Approval Notice expiration date provided USCIS receives the H petition PRIOR to current expiration date.  Travel outside the US will be complicated during this waiting period. Please contact ISSS for further information as Premium Processing may be necessary.  Estimated Length of Time to Receive Receipt Notice Once H Petition is Submitted:  One week or less if using Premium Processing; 1-3 Weeks if filed without Premium Processing.

Amendment H-1B Petition 
The employee may not begin the new position until USCIS receives our petition. Contact HR/Payroll Managment for more information once H petition is submitted.  Travel outside the US will be complicated during this waiting period. Please contact ISSS for further information as Premium Processing may be necessary. Estimated Length of Time to Receive Receipt Notice Once H Petition is Submitted:  One week or less if using Premium Processing; 1-3 Weeks if filed without Premium Processing.

Transfer H-1B Petition 
The employee may not begin working in the Temple University position until USCIS receives our petition. Contact HR/Payroll Management for more information once H petition is submitted.  Travel outside the US may be complicated during this waiting period.  Please contact ISSS for further information as Premium Processing may be necessary. Estimated Length of Time to Receive Receipt Notice Once H Petition is Submitted:  One week or less if using Premium Processing; 1-3 Weeks if filed without Premium Processing.