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Maintaining H-1B Visa Status

  1. Your passport must be valid at least six months into the future.
  2. Always print your I-94 after each entry to the US, and bring errors to the attention of Bechtel International Center. Do not remain in the US past the later of either the expiration date of your CBP-issued I-94 or the I-94 attached to the bottom of your I-797 Approval Notice issued for a change of status or extension of stay.
  3. Notify the USCIS of any change of address within 10 days of moving.
  4. Your Stanford-sponsored H-1B allows you to work only at the location specified on your H-1B petition. Don't accept any employment other than the employment approved under your most recent H-1B petition.
  5. Find information on concurrent/additional employment here. 
  6. If your employment will be extended, ask your department to do so at least three to six months in advance of the expiration of your current I-94.
  7. If there are any substantial changes to your job duties, hours, title, department or work location, please have your department notify Bechtel International Center immediately.
  8. Do not engage patient care duties unless your H-1B petition was approved for such duties. If it wasn't approved for patient care, your department must initiate an amendment with Bechtel International Center. You may not have any patient care responsibilities until the petition has been received by the USCIS.