H-1B Support Letter Template for Research and Teaching Positions

Please modify the letter below as appropriate.  It should be printed on letterhead and signed by the hiring faculty member.


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
California Service Center
ATTN: Cap Exempt H-1B Processing Unit
24000 Avila Road, Room 2312
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 

RE: H-1B, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker
Petitioner: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Beneficiary: <NAME OF APPLICANT>

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter is submitted in support of the petition of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) to employ <NAME OF APPLICANT> as an H-1B temporary worker. We believe that <NAME OF APPLICANT> qualifies for H-1B status, as the position of <POSITION TITLE> is a professional one, requiring at least a <DEGREE TYPE> or equivalent in <FIELD/SPECIALTY>.  

UMMS, one of the fastest growing academic health centers in the country, has built a reputation as a world- class research institution, consistently producing noteworthy advances in clinical and basic research. The school attracts more than $255 million in research funding annually, 80% of which comes from federal funding sources. Research funding enables UMMS scientists to explore human disease from the molecular level to large-scale clinical trials. The basic and clinical research performed at UMMS has led to new approaches for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

<NAME OF APPLICANT> is being offered the position of <POSITION TITLE> within the <DEPARTMENT NAME> at UMMS. <NAME OF APPLICANT> will <DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF SPECIALIZED DUTIES TO BE PERFORMED>. In light of these demanding tasks, a candidate for the position of <POSITION NAME> is required to possess a <DEGREE TYPE> in <FIELD/SPECIALTY>. 

<NAME OF APPLICANT> is ideally qualified for the <POSIITON TITLE> position. <APPLICANT NAME> has a <DEGREE TYPE> in <DEGREE FIELD> from the <INSTITUTE AWARDING DEGREE>. In addition to <HIS/HER> educational credentials, <NAME OF APPLICANT> <ADDITIONAL SKILLS/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, IF APPLICABLE>. The combination of <NAME OF APPLICANT>’s education, skills and experience makes <HIM/HER> eminently qualified for the position of <POSITION TITLE> for the <NAME OF DEPARTMENT> at UMMS. 

<NAME OF APPLICANT will be paid < SALARY> per year for services as a <POSITION TITLE> in addition to standard fringe benefits appropriate to <HIS/HER> position. The dates of this requested employment are <START DATE> to <END DATE>. 

Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.