IU Immigration Bridge Program
Don’t let H-1B visa concerns prevent you from hiring strong international candidates for your U.S. jobs – the IU Immigration Bridge Program can help you navigate the visa process to make excellent international hires.
The IU Immigration Bridge Program is a partnership between the IU Office of International Services and a top immigration law firm, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Lowey LLP, which provides outside counsel. This partnership helps you:
Navigate and streamline the visa process.
Hire excellent candidates regardless of their immigration status.
Lock in lower legal fees while offering the highest-quality legal services
While using the IU Immigration Bridge Program and Fragomen’s services offers no guarantees, it can increase candidates’ chances of receiving an H-1B visa and becoming an excellent hire.
HOW IT WORKS
Graduating international students you interview will have access to the IU Immigration Bridge Program. The student fills out a brief form with the IU Office of International Services, which will then e-mail you, the recruiter, for permission to have the Fragomen law firm contact you to begin the process. With your permission, Fragomen will begin by sending you a questionnaire about the position and your organization’s needs.
Note: The visa process can take several months, depending on Federal Government timetables with no guarantee of securing an H-1B visa. Employers will cover the full cost of the H-1B visa process.
WHEN TO START
After you complete the first round of interview and have a strong interest in hiring an international student, you can begin working with Fragomen to help with the H-1B visa process.
LEARN MOREFor undergraduate and graduate recruiting, contact Ellen Rodkey, Senior Associate Director of Career Services, School of Informatics and Computing Career Services. Ellen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Lowey LLP: The leading provider of end-to-end corporate immigration services and solutions worldwide. The firm has been practicing global immigration and nationality law exclusively since 1951. Fragomen has a team of more than four legal professionals based out of their Chicago office dedicated to handling immigration matters for firms recruiting IU students. For more information, please visit: www.fragomen.com.
About the IU Office of International Services: Committed to assisting international students and scholars in accomplishing their educational, personal, and professional goals at Indiana University. For more information, please visit: www.ois.iu.edu.
IU Office of International Services
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Bloomington, IN 47405