H-1B Arrival at WUSTL

Within three days of arrival, check in with your sponsoring department. Begin completing paperwork with your department for Washington University in St. Louis payroll processing. Federal form I-9 verification and payroll paperwork must be completed within three days of your employment start date.

Learn more about the payroll process.

Within 15 days of arrival, come to the Office for International Students and Scholars, with your immigration documents, to check-in. If this is your first time in H-1 status, we strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor for orientation. This can often be accomplished at the same time by visiting OISS during the appropriate scholar advising hours.

Note that you must wait least 10 business days after arriving in the U.S. before applying for a Social Security Number at any Social Security Administration Office.