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H-1B Request Procedures

Important Note: Only Human Resources is authorized to sign USCIS H-1B forms on behalf of UH.

The hiring department is responsible for completing, signing, and submitting to the Immigration Specialist the following forms:

1. Copy of offer letter (not applicable if it is an H-1B extension petition)

2. Request to Petition for H-1B

3. Employer Labor Condition Statement

4. Actual Wage Determination Worksheet

5. Export Control Form

  • PI (or supervisor) and Chair (or equivalent) must each sign on the second page, and also as certifiers on "Attachment A" of the form.
  • If no PI, or the employee is supervised by the Department Chair, only the Chair (or equivalent) signs as certifier.
  • The prospective/current H-1B employee should not sign anywhere on the Export Control Form.
  • Information about Export Control requirements is available via the UH Division of Research.

6. Employee Checklist-Questionnaire (for the H-1B worker)

Please do not wait for the filing fee check(s) to be cut in order to submit this paperwork to the Immigration Specialist.  The prevailing wage determination and Department of Labor certification steps can be started while the check(s) are being processed.


UH is responsible for payment of the H-1B fees, including the premium processing fee if employment of the worker in H-1B status is required before the H-1B petition can be approved under regular processing.

It will be one check per fee:

  • $460 for all H-1B petitions. 
  • Additional $500 for new petitions: change of status, consular processing, change of employer, or concurrent employment when primary job is outside the UHS University.
  • Optional $2,500 if expediting the petition (this fee is not necessary for extension, amendment, change of employer, and concurrent filings, unless needed for traveling purposes), (amount effective October 19, 2020)

Keep in mind the following when submitting the vouchers:

  • The vendor number is 0000051939.
  • Comment on voucher that the check(s) should be sent to your department and not directly to the USCIS.
  • Accounts Payable may require you to submit the Filing Fees Memo with the voucher.

Send To:

Casmin Hicks
Immigration Specialist
Office of the General Counsel
Mail Code: 2028