The Office of General Counsel processes H-1B petitions for eligible positions at Baylor University. An H-1B is a nonimmigrant visa status for a foreign national who will perform services in a specialty occupation. A specialty occupation is one that requires a specialized body of knowledge and attainment of a bachelor's or higher degree or its equivalent as a minimum for entry into the occupation. H-1B work-authorization is strictly limited to employment by the sponsoring employer.
The Office of General Counsel assists the University complete necessary process for its employees to obtain H-1b petitions for eligible positions at Baylor University.
The U.S. has implemented laws and regulations that control several aspects of international transactions (including transactions with foreign nationals in the U.S.). In general, the policies underlying the laws and regulations relate to national security, terrorist activities, immigration, commerce, and economic sanctions or embargoes against specific countries. As Baylor's research and international operations evolve and increase, these laws and regulations will have increasing impact on Baylor's operations.