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International On Campus

Orientation

Welcome to Washington State University! We will do our best to help you feel at home in the community.

Before you arrive, the Office of International Programs Global Services will email you a packet of information with the subject line “H-1B Case Initiation Info.” Please review it carefully.

Arrival and Check-In

When you arrive at your WSU campus, check in with your hiring unit immediately.

If you Work in Pullman

Check in with Global Services in Bryan Hall 108. We have walk-in hours and appointments, contact us at ip.globalservices@wsu.edu or call 509-335-4508.

If you Work at Another WSU Location

Scan your required documents and email them to the Office of International Programs Global Services.

Office of International Programs
Global Services
PO Box 645110
Pullman, WA 99164-5110

Your hiring department may help you with this.

Documents Needed for Check-In

Global Services will need copies of the following for you and any accompanying H-4 family members:

Passport

Valid passport with personal identification information

Most recent entry stamp showing H-1B/H-4 visa status and expiration date (Canadian citizens are exempt from H-1B/H-4 visa requirement.)

Approval Notice

Original Form I-797 H-1B approval notice

I-94 Printout

Get I-94 printout from DHS. Also bring your I-94 card (front and back) if you have 1.

Contact Information

Please provide the following contact information so that we can convey important information to you.

  • Current residential and office address in the United States
  • Office and personal phone number(s)
  • E-mail address

Orientation session

You will be scheduled to attend a 90-minute orientation session for new H-1B employees, hosted by the Office of International Programs Global Services.

Your attendance is required. Global Services will email you the session time and location.

The orientation session will build your awareness of immigration requirements and will also help you:

  • Adjust to the campus community
  • Understand immigration regulations pertinent to H-1B status
  • Understand regulations relevant to your dependents’ H-4 status
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