On Department letterhead:

Statement of Specialty Occupation

H-1B Temporary Worker Petition for [Scholar’s full name]

To the USCIS Adjudicating Officer:

This petition is for a (job title) position, which qualifies as a specialty occupation. It requires the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge to fully perform the occupation and requires completion of a specific course of education culminating in a baccalaureate or higher degree in a specific occupational specialty.

In this case, the minimum degree required is the (e.g. Ph.D., M.A., etc.) in (List Two Field of Study, one of which must be the field listed on applicant's diploma/transcripts. For example, if position requires a PhD in Math or Computer Science, then applicant must have a PhD in Math or a PhD in Computer Science).

Include a Brief Job Description here.


[Department Chair Name, Title]
[Department name]
[Name of School or College]