Is it possible to change status from a J-1 to H-1B?
Yes, it is possible. However, the decision of visa sponsorship is at the discretion of your UCSF host department. Not all UCSF departments sponsor international scholars in H-1B status. Please contact your department first to discuss available visa options within your department. For more information regarding H-1B sponsorship, please visit: How to obtain an H-1B at UCSF.