"We're inviting someone to lecture and we'd like to pay an honorarium and/or reimburse expenses..."
(Reimbursements do not require SSN or ITIN)
|Recommended||J-1 Short-term Scholar||Any type of payment
Application for SSN
|Alternate||B-1/B-2 or Visa Waiver||Honorarium; stay is limited and individual
must have an SSN /ITIN
"We're hiring an international student who is graduating from an American institution..."
|Recommended||F-1 Optional Practical Training*||Up to one year employment in field of study|
|Alternate||J-1 Academic Training*||Up to 18 mo. Employment in field of study or up to 36 mo. as postdoctoral researcher|
*Student should apply for authorization through the International Office of the institution from which he/she has recently graduated.
"We're hiring an international person for non-tenured teaching/research position..."
|6 month maximum
1 year increments
5 years maximum
|Alternate||H-1B||6 years maximum|
* Individuals are subject to the two year home residency requirement
"We're hiring an international person for a tenure-track or tenured position..."
|Recommended||H-1B||6 years maximum|
|If H-1B isn't available
If H-1B isn't available