Career Services

IU Immigration Bridge Program

Don’t let H-1B visa concerns prevent you from hiring strong international candidates for your U.S. jobs – the IU Immigration Bridge Program can help you navigate the visa process to make excellent international hires.

The IU Immigration Bridge Program is a partnership between the IU Office of International Services and a top immigration law firm, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Lowey LLP, which provides outside counsel. This partnership helps you:

  •  Navigate and streamline the visa process.

  •  Hire excellent candidates regardless of their immigration status.

  •  Lock in lower legal fees while offering the highest-quality legal services

While using the IU Immigration Bridge Program and Fragomen’s services offers no guarantees, it can increase candidates’ chances of receiving an H-1B visa and becoming an excellent hire.


Graduating international students you interview will have access to the IU Immigration Bridge Program. The student fills out a brief form with the IU Office of International Services, which will then e-mail you, the recruiter, for permission to have the Fragomen law firm contact you to begin the process. With your permission, Fragomen will begin by sending you a questionnaire about the position and your organization’s needs.

Note: The visa process can take several months, depending on Federal Government timetables with no guarantee of securing an H-1B visa. Employers will cover the full cost of the H-1B visa process.


After you complete the first round of interview and have a strong interest in hiring an international student, you can begin working with Fragomen to help with the H-1B visa process.

For undergraduate and graduate recruiting, contact Ellen Rodkey, Senior Associate Director of Career Services, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering Career Services. Ellen can be reached at

About Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Lowey LLP: The leading provider of end-to-end corporate immigration services and solutions worldwide. The firm has been practicing global immigration and nationality law exclusively since 1951. Fragomen has a team of more than four legal professionals based out of their Chicago office dedicated to handling immigration matters for firms recruiting IU students. For more information, please visit:

About the IU Office of International Services: Committed to assisting international students and scholars in accomplishing their educational, personal, and professional goals at Indiana University. For more information, please visit:

IU Office of International Services

Poplars 221, 400 E. Seventh St.

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-9086