Employment Visas

H1B, 0-1, and TN (in US) Process at USF


Basic Eligibility for an Employment-based Visa

  • The hiring unit is a university system college, department, or division that pays the employee with a university paycheck.
  • The official university position description requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a specific discipline or area.  This typically applies to faculty and administrative positions only.
  • The USF position is for full-time (1.0 FTE) employment. 

H1-B, O-1, and TN (in US) Process

  • International individual is offered employment and receives an official USF offer letter.
  • USF internal approval forms are completed, signed, and sent to OIS.
  • Links to internal approval forms
  • Links to Export Control Forms
  • After OIS connects the department with the USF Designated Counsel, all relevant data is collected from the employee and department /law firm to file the petition.

TN Process Via US Port of Entry

  • The TN visa can be obtained via travel from Canada or Mexico to a US port of entry. This visa is available to Canadian and Mexican citizens who possess the minimum qualifications for a profession listed in the NAFTA Agreement.
  • The hiring department works with OIS for the appropriate employment letter and travel instructions.