International Services

The Tampa Office of International Services is now located in BEH 255. Please see our contact page for more details and the new walk-in schedule for services.

H Visa Information

The H-1B visa classification is used by United States employers for the purpose of temporarily employing foreign nationals in specialty occupations that require specialized knowledge and at least a bachelor's degree to enter the profession. 

At the discretion of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), initial H1B visa status can be granted for up to 3 years. Subsequent H1B visa status may be granted up to 3 additional years, with a total of 6 possible years of H1B visa status.

In order to request H1B status on behalf of a new or current foreign national employee, the department must ensure that the USF position includes benefits, requires a bachelor's degree as a minimum, and is either a faculty or administrative position. After determining if the new or current foreign employee is eligible for sponsorship, the department should contact the director, Marcia Taylor at taylorm@usf.edu to determine next steps.

H-1B Employment Process (flow chart)

Upcoming Events
Starting Your Adventure with the Global Citizens Project (GCP) and Peace Corps Prep!
Mon. Oct 21
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Möller-Fraticelli Guitar Duo
Mon. Oct 21
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An Ever-Closer Union? Internal and External Challenges to European Integration
Tue. Oct 22
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Peace Corps: Story Slam with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers at the Boba House!
Tue. Oct 22
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USF International Risk & Security Symposium
Wed. Oct 30
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