Instructions for Hiring Department

The Tulane department must submit the following items to OISS:

  1. Employee Attestation Form: Employment dates should reflect the intended or approximate number of months or years the Tulane department is willing to sponsor the H-1B visa. Generally, U.S. employers may ask for a maximum of 3 years for the initial H-1B petition.
  2. H-1B Prevailing Wage Request Form: Complete ALL fields based on the MINIMUM requirements to enter the job offered. Do NOT tailor the requirements based on your H-1Bcandidate’s or H-1B employee’s credentials. If some fields are not applicable, please put N/A doNOT leave blank.
  3. H-1B Actual Wage Worksheet from Workforce Management Organization: Complete a comparison of all other workers of the same title, duties and rank, forward only to OISS. Please handle as CONFIDENTIAL. Do NOT share or show this wage worksheet with your H-1B employee.
  4. H-1B Premium Processing Addendum: Complete ONLY if requesting this optional expedited service from the government (USCIS)
  5. Signed H-1B Support Letter
  6. Applicable H-1B Petition filing fees:
  • $325.00 Filing Fee
  • $500.00 Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee: Applicable ONLY for an INITIAL H-1B(First Time H-1B Tulane Employee). The hiring department MUST pay this fee. Employer cannot pass this cost to the prospective H-1B employee.
  • OPTIONAL: $1,225 Premium Process fee: This is NOT a mandatory government filing fee. Applicable ONLY if requesting expedited service through government (USCIS) processing. Employee or Department may pay this fee depending on the circumstance. USCIS will review the H-1B petition within 15 calendar days.

Check Writing Instructions:

  • Make checks payable to "U.S. Department of Homeland Security"
  • Each payment must have a separate check or money order in the exact amount.