Which banks are still sponsoring H1B visas?


I'm looking to start a 1-yr masters program this summer, and I'm thinking of starting to reach out to alums in IBD. I'm an international student, so I'll need H1B sponsorship. I understand that the banks that received TARP money have major hurdles towards hiring foreign students, but if the money is paid back, do the restrictions still apply?

I'd be interested to know which banks are still hiring H1B workers.

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Feb 29, 2016 - 8:24pm


To the best of my knowledge, most banks currently hire H1B. Heres are the ones that don't

-Blackstone does not sponsor H1Bs for US positions (surprising given its scale)
-Piper Jaffray
-Wells Fargo
-BNY Mellon
-Raymond James
-Sun Trust
-Union Bank Cali
-Cap One
-Lazard MM
-Stifel Nicolaus

PM me of you need more info

I disagree if by "Cap One" you mean "CapitalOne". They do have H1B's. Just go on visadoor.com and check employer names for accurate Dept. of Labor filings and proof of these banks listed and others sponsor or not.

Mar 17, 2016 - 9:07am

H1B Bankers (Originally Posted: 01/26/2010)


For those people who are banking on a H1B Visa, could somebody explain how feasible it is to do banking for 2 years and then move to PE.

I have done some research and found different answers. It seems that H1B is 3+3 years, but I was wondering what would happen afterwards. I assume that with the portability Act, there is no problem with switching jobs.

So if (ideally) i do 2 years IB analyst and 2 years PE pre-MBA associate, would there still be enough time to move to a post-MBA track and receive permanent residency.

Please list some of the pitfalls that I should be aware of and take into consideration in my plans. I will be applying for H1B in April.

Mar 17, 2016 - 9:13am

You will have to go through the entire process again as if you were just out of undergrad. I am an F-1 student too, and I am getting my H1B Visa sponsored this April. I plan to work for 6 years: 2 or 3 IB, and 3 PE (hopefully) and apply for a green card. In my case, I got traumatized this past recruiting season by the fear of not getting a job and having to go back home, so I'll pass on being an F-1 again. At this point, I rather have the security of knowing that I am legally able to work until I get my papers in order. After that, I might consider getting an MBA, if necessary. You could take the chances with the MBA and get a job and apply again with H1B....with good credentials, more than likely you'll have no problems getting sponsored again.

Mar 11, 2010 - 12:10pm

macro while you are right that goldman and cs sponsor H1bs, there is no thing such as generosity....if you are good enough, they will hire you and work out your H1B, but the same thing applies to most other banks as well. I am sure JPM doesnt go into recruiting thinking we are only going to hire 30 of the best H1Bs ... once you get the offer, only then do all the big banks (i wont say BBs only) start working around your work status

Mar 11, 2010 - 1:57pm

Of course the term "generosity" is meant in comparison with the other banks. Although I know nothing of their internal policies, several of my international friends were told by most of the banks that their immigration status would be an issue, whereas GS and CS told them to not sweat it. One of them was actually given an offer by JPMorgan, which was later rescinded when they found out that she was not a citizen. Another was told during the interview process with several banks that it would be difficult for them to get an offer. Guess where they are working now?

Mar 17, 2016 - 9:29am

Companies that hire H1Bs? (Originally Posted: 01/31/2014)

I am not a citizen of the US and I really dont how to find out what firms sponsor H1bs and what dont?

Any ideas on how to find out?

Mar 17, 2016 - 9:31am

Boutiques with H1B Sponsporship (Originally Posted: 03/02/2014)

Hi all,
I have read conflicting information about boutiques sponsoring H1bs. I think it would be really helpful if someone can list what boutiques actually hired H1Bs and who doesnt.


Mar 17, 2016 - 9:32am

I have no specific information to give out, other than that I have seen friends being hired by small firms.

One piece of advice I have for you is that if you are majoring in a STEM subject, you can convince the boutique firm to let you work there as you can work without a H1B on STEM OPT for 29 months.

Yes, I know that working in Finance is not a STEM field, but USCIS only cares about your major. Have seen several cases of kids working in banks/consulting getting their OPT extended to 29 months because of their STEM majors.

BS in Finance/Econ does not count btw.

Feb 10, 2011 - 1:50pm

I know for a fact that Citi and Barcap will sponsor H1-Bs for the next analyst class (starting summer '11)
PM with questions.

Sorry that was by mistake, i am new to this site... as curiosity i pressed that shit icon without reading tool tip, apologies. it wasn't intentional.

Better pay me back with a silver banana man!
Anyways what's happening with Citi in february? Where did you hear that?

Jun 20, 2013 - 6:29pm

Hi Guys.

I am into banking sector from last 4 years and working as a Credit Analyst with State Bank of India. I am here in USA on H4 as my wife is working on H1b. Can anyone help me out as to how can i get my H4 converted to H1B. I am really looking forward for your help as currently i am totally lost as to how to proceed.

Aug 20, 2014 - 12:41pm

Does UBS sponsor h1b? and is it only IBD or will wealth management positions such as financial advisor or client service associate sponsor as well?

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Jun 7, 2015 - 9:05pm

Hi All
Just wanted to know what is the best way to approach for getting a H1-B sponsorship for a corporate banking/wealth management kind of a profile?
My wife is currently on H4 and has 4 years of experience in corporate banking & wealth management.
What are the banks that can be approached that have a sponsorship or are their any third parties that help in doing so?

Thanks in Advance !

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