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Your Build Fellowship application

Personal information

Complete the following section with your personal information. Make sure that information matches your legal information (where applicable) as it will be used throughout the whole application and petition development process.

Your information
Full legal given name
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Full legal family name
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Preferred given name
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Date of birth
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Personal email
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Phone number
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LinkedIn profile URL
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Pronouns
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Current or intended U.S. street address
Street address
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City
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Zip code
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Academic information

Your academic information will be used to determine your Specialty Occupation, if applicable.

Please list your entire education history beginning with a bachelor’s degree and the country in which the degree was earned.

If you have not earned a degree, please describe your years of work experience and expertise.

Ex. Bachelor's - Mechanical Engineering, USA
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Does your field of study match the field you are trying to work in?

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Immigration information

Your immigration information is important to help us determine your eligibility for an H-1B visa.

Where are you currently located?
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Your status expiration date (not including grace period, if applicable)
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Are you subject to the 212(e) or two-year home residency requirement?
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You can find this information on your DS-2019 or your visa stamp.

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Did you receive the waiver of the two-year home residency from USCIS?
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How many days were you unemployed during your time in F-1 OPT or STEM OPT (if applicable)?
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Do you have copies of your EAD card(s)?
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In the last year, if you have spent time in the U.S., please list dates and statuses below:

ex. VWP, July 12 2023 - August 18 2023
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Please list all statuses held in the U.S. and approximate dates.

ex. J-1, July 2019 - June 2020; B-1, September 2020 - November 2020
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If in the United States, do you have plans to move in the next 6 months? If so, please share the date you plan to move and miles from current residence.

ex. I plan to move from my current residence in San Francisco, California to Boston, Massachusetts (approx. 3,000 miles) on March 1, 2024
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If in the United States, do you have international travel plans? If so, please share the dates of departure and return.

ex. I plan to travel to Peru for a wedding, leaving May 15, 2024 and returning May 21, 2024
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Have you previously applied for a U.S. visa? If so, please describe the dates and details of any U.S. visa denials or challenges.

ex. I was previously denied a B-1 visa in June 2018 due to incomplete information
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Do you have a spouse or children that would be dependents on your H-1B status? If so, please include names, ages, and relationship to you.

ex. Jane Doe, 31, Wife; Jack Doe, 8, Son
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employment information
Your job title
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Your base annual salary
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Your company ownership (%) (if applicable)
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Documentation

The following fields only work with PDF files. Make sure your documents are readable and in the right format before proceeding.

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(all degrees obtained or in process)
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Please combine all transcripts into a single PDF to ensure we can evaluate your specialty occupation without delay.

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(all degrees obtained or in process)
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Please combine all diplomas into a single PDF to ensure we can evaluate your specialty occupation without delay.

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Before applying to The Build Fellowship, if your highest earned degree was obtained outside of the U.S. it should be evaluated and certified by a credential verification service. We recommend Morningside Evaluations for a quick and cost-effective service.

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You must provide this if you will be working full-time while in the U.S.
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Additional information
How many years of experience do you have in the field you want to work in?
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Please record a short video response to the following question and upload it to a file hosting website like Youtube or Vimeo, then enter the link to the video below. 

In 60 seconds or less, tell us your story and how you will  support the Build Fellowship’s mission of advancing research and education in America.

Video link
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