International Services > Current and Prospective Employees
Current Employees Changing Status
Due to personnel limitations, we can only correspond with applicants for whom we have
received a department request from the hiring unit. Please start any change of status
process through your department administrator.
Some important points to keep in mind about any change of immigration status:
- A change of status will usually require a 3-6 month processing time
- IMPORTANT: Applicants subject to 212(e) require an I-612 approval notice to be eligible for H-1B
- Applicants subject to 212(e) are urged to consult with their department and International Student and Scholar Services before taking any action on a waiver of 212(e)
- The waiver process differs with each individual, but can be expected to take at least
- Full documentation is required.
- Regardless of status, full documentation of your educational background, work experience
and previous immigration status will be necessary. This includes, but is not limited
- An IPSO Applicant Info Form, completed in its entirety
- A current C.V., with all dates listed in month/year format
- For those currently in the U.S., copies of your passport, visa, I-94, and current
status document (I-797, I-20, DS-2019)
- If applicable, copies of publications (1st page only)
- For foreign trained physicians, a copy of ECFMG certification and USMLE scores
- Copies of degrees. For foreign graduates, a credential evaluation of their degrees.
Companies that provide this service include: www.educassess.com, www.fcsa.biz, www.ece.org, www.gcevaluators.com, www.lisano-intl.com, www.jsilny.com, www.wes.or
- Note: original documents are not required for immigration processing. Copies, in
most cases, will suffice.
- GHSU does not sponsor medical or dental residents for H-1B status
- Applicants who require sponsorship for nonimmigrant status must have met the minimum
requirements of the position when the petition is submitted to USCIS. Petitions cannot
be submitted for pending graduates.