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 ellen@iu.edu.

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: www.fragomen.com.

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: www.ois.iu.edu.

IU Office of International Services

Poplars 221, 400 E. Seventh St.

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-9086