The H-1B visa category was established to accommodate nonimmigrant employees who come to the U.S. to work on a temporary basis. Over the past few years, the number of H-1B workers sponsored by Wake Forest University and the Baptist Medical Center has increased dramatically. As a direct result of this rapid increase, many departments, laboratories, etc. have experienced numerous misunderstandings of and problems with the confusing array of rules and regulations that govern the category. In order to reduce many of the misunderstandings, the Center for Global Programs and Studies (GPS) on the Reynolda campus has produced a brief overview of the primary rules and regulations associated with the category. This document is by no means an exhaustive representation of all of the H-1B rules and regulations, but hopefully it will provide you with a rudimentary understanding of the guidelines of the category.
Wake Forest Health Sciences (Baptist Medical Center, WFIRM, Bowman Gray Medical School): Ms. Pamela Melton(P.Melton@nullwakehealth.edu)
Wake Forest University Reynolda Campus: International Student & Scholar Services (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nonimmigrants residing within the U.S.
Nonimmigrants subject to the J-1 two-year home residency requirement (212(e))
A nonimmigrant currently residing in the U.S. in H-1B status may leave and make a reentry to the U.S. as long as he/she has the following documents when they reach their initial point of entry: