In a H-1B visa is a temporary worker visa that allows individuals who hold a minimum of a bachelors degree in a specialty field to accept a job that requires that specific degree.
Any long-term or regular full time position at Dartmouth that requires a minimum of a bachelors degree in a specialty field would qualify for each one be sponsorship by the office of visa and immigration services at Dartmouth College.
In general, in order to return to the US in H-1B status you must have with you
Yes, as long as you are maintaining near a J-1 be employment and you are not studying in a full-time degree program
Your H-1B immigration status is tied to your valid employment. If your employment ends your legal status in the US ends as well. There is no grace period for you to remain in the United States after your employment ends.
It may be possible for Dartmouth College to maintain your H-1B petition as active if you are taking a leave of absence. We can only do this if the leave of absence is for a defined period and is a benefit offered to all employees (such as a maternity leave). You should contact the Human Resources Office, and your immigration advisor at the Office of Visa and Immigration Services if you are considering a leave of absence.
No, spouses holding H-4 dependent visas cannot legally work in the United States.
No you do not have to prove non-immigrant intent to receive an H-1B visa. The H-1B visa is considered a "dual intent" visa, and allows the applicant to intend to remain in the United States and pursue US permanent residency.
Yes, you can under a procedure called "automatic revalidation". This allows some individuals to travel to Canada for a period of less than 30 days and return using an expired visa. You must have in your possession:
Please contact your immigration advisor at the office of visa and immigration services, if you plan to take advantage of automatic revalidation of an expired visa.
Last Updated: 5/3/13