International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

90-minute Conference Session

H-1B Basics

Thursday, October 20
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Rose Island I

  1. H-1B Intro.

  2. Overview of H-1B application process

  3. Step #1 - LCA (Labor Condition Application) filing at the U.S. Department of Labor

  4. Step #2 - H-1B petition filing at USCIS

  5. Step #3 - H-1B visa stamp application at the U.S. State Dept

  6. Employer responsibilities

  7. Advantages & disadvantages as compared to the J-1, TN-1 & O-1 categories.

  8. Q & A

Learning Objectives:

Rajan Eapen

International Scholar Advisor
University of Vermont


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Russell C. Ford


Russell assists represents public and private colleges, universities, and related non-profit organizations in the recruitment, maintenance, and retention of international personnel. He partners with these organizations to develop, implement, and enhance existing immigration compliance programs including SEVIS, I-9s, and E-Verify. Russell assists these organizations with all relevant nonimmigrant and immigrant visa categories including J-1s, O-1s, NIWs, EB-1As, and EB-1Bs. In addition, he assists these organizations in obtaining SEVIS designation students as well as post-designation SEVIS counseling and compliance. He provides detailed I-9 training to clients to assist in developing comprehensive completion and retention programs.


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